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MINUTES 



OF THE 



Twenty -Fifth Annual Session 



OF 



West Roanoke Association 

HELT> WITH 
Cedar Landing Baptist Church 

IN BERTIE COUNTY, N. C. 

Tuesda^^ Wednesday and Thursday After the Fourth Lord's 
Day? in September, 1910 



C. 5. BROWN, D. D., Moderator 
LEWIS T. BOND. Secretary 



tNiext session will he held at Harrellsville Chapel Baptist Church, 
Harrellsville, N. C, beginning Tuesday after the fourth Lord's Day 
in September, 1911. 



BARRETT'S PRINT 
WILSON, N, C. 



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MINUTES 

OF THE 

Twenty -Fifth Annual Session 

OF 

West Roanoke Association 

. HELT> WITH 
Cedar Landing Baptist Church 

IN BERTIE COUNTY. N. C. 

Tuesday^, Wednesday and Thursday After the Fourth Lord's 
Dajf in September, 19/0 

C. S. BROWN, D. D., Moderator 
LEWIS T. BOND. Secretary 



lACext session will be held at Harrellsville Chapel Baptist Church, 
Harrellsville, N. C, beginning Tuesday after the fourth Lord's T)ay 
in September, 1911, 



BARRETT'S PRINT 
WILSON. N. C. 



Officers of W est Roanoke Association 

Rev. C. S. Brown, D. D., Moderator Winton, N. C- 

Rev. J. P. Law, Vice-Moderator Merry Hill, N. C. 

Rev. L. T. Bond, Secretary : Windsor, N. C. 

Rev. J. L. S. HoUoman, Assistant Secretary Powellsville, N. C. 

Rev. W. S. Leath, Corresponding Secretary Windsor, N. C. 

Rev. W. P. Watson, Auditor Harrellsville, N. C. 

Prof. W. S. Etheridge, Historian Windsor, N. C. 

J. H. Biggs, Treasurer... Kelford, N. C. 



MINUTES 



The West Roanoke Missionary Baptist Association met 
with Cedar Landing Baptist Church, in Bertie County, on Tues- 
day after the fourth Lord's Day in September, 1910, in its 
Twenty-Fifth Annual Session, Rev. C. S. Brown, D. D., 
Moderator, 

Divine Services conducted by Revs. S. M. Reed and L. C. 
Robinson. Rev. Robinson lined Hymn No. 153, "Alas and 
Did My Saviour Bleed". Rev. Reed read First Psalm and 
prayer was offered by Rev. Robinson; the congregation then 
joined in singing "Down At the Cross". At this point the 
pastor of the church. Rev. J.J. Thompson, was introduced to 
the body to make the address of welcome. Rev. Thompson 
made the ministers and delegates feel perfectly at home. He 
and his good people deserve much credit for the splendid 
building they have erected for the worship of the true God. 
This is one of the oldest churches in the State and is a credit 
to any pastor or people. 

Rev. Thos. Sharp responded to the pastor's address. He 
heartily accepted, for the association, the welcome extended by 
the pastor, and pledged the delegates to so deport themselves 
as to convince the people who entertained them that this is a 
body of men doing business for the Lord. Rev. Sharp is a 
pleasing speaker and this association is always anxious to hear 
him. 

The Moderator, after Rev. Sharp had closed his response, 
spoke words of praise for the pastor and people of Cedar Land- 
ing Church, indeed we heard nothing but praise from everyone 
for the great work these people have done. 

The Moderator announced the session open for business. 
The Secretary read the constitution governing the body, and the 
pastor and deacons were appointed a committee on arrange- 
ments. 

According to the order of the last session. Rev. W. P. 
Watson was to preach the introductory sermon, with Rev. Thos. 
Harrell his alternate. Rev. Harrell was absent and on motion 




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by Rev. C. H. Lewter, Rev. W. R. Hoggard was chosen to act 
in his stead. The congregation sang "Am I a Soldier of the 
Cross?" and Brother Artis led in prayer. "Oh, For a Heart to 
Praise My God!" was then sung. 

Rev. Watson preached from 1 Sam. 17:34, subject: "God's 
Opportunity". He emphasized the importance of seizing one's 
opportunities in order that he may do the present good and also 
increase his usefulness for future service. He impressed the im- 
portant lesson of humble and unselfish service for the Lord, not 
to seek reward in this world, but out of pure love for God's 
kingdom, seek to build it up in power and usefulness; that a 
man should not be afraid of a lion and run away, but stand up 
and fight the lion until victory is achieved. He taught a very 
forceful lesson of true courage and faith. At the conclusion of 
this powerful sermon by Rev. Watson, the congregation sang, 
"Blest Be the Tie That Binds". 

The Moderator announced the various committees: (See 
list on another page). 

Committee on Arrangements reported. (See Report). 

The hour for recess having arrived the morning session 
closed with benediction by Rev. J. C. Williams. 

Tuesday jljternoon 

At two o'clock the Moderator called the house to order and 
invited Revs. J. P. Law and J. S. Sills to conduct devotional 
exercises. Rev. Law lead in singing "Did Christ O'er Sinners 
Weep?" and Rev. Sills read 1st Psalm. Prayer was offered by 
Rev. T. 0. Bryant. The congregation then joined Rev. Law in 
singing "I Love Thy Kingdom Lord". 

Minutes of the morning session read and approved. The 
Moderator spoke of the work and usefulness of this association 
as compared with the Baptist hosts of the State; he claimed for 
us, first place among Christian organizations in North Carolina, 
commended the brethren for what they had done and urged them 
to advance to a higher place of usefulness. He plead for union 
to continue among the brethren and for faithfulness to the 
church. He brought home to us our great responsibility as 
ministers of the gospel, and used the following quotation from 
President Cleveland: "A Public Office is a Public Trust". 





Bev. C. H. Lewter, Messenger from the Woman* s Chris- 
tian Temperance Union, stated that the sisters desired a space 
n our Minutes sufficient to print the proceedings of their meet- 
ings.. A motion prevailed that the petition of the sisters be 
granted. 

The hour of adjournment having arrived, we were dismissed 
with benediction by Rev. Thos, Sharp. 

Wednesday Morning 

At 9. 30 A, M. the association met as per adjournment. 
Services were conducted by Revs. P. Sharp and M. H. A» 
Riddick. Hymn No. 140 was sung and the 24th Psalm was 
read by Rev. Riddick. Rev. Sharp offered prayer. "Oh, 
Could I Find From Day to Day, a Nearness to My God!*' was 
sung. 

Minutes of Tuesday afternoon's session were approved. 

Moderator invited churches seeking admission into our 
body to come forward and make application. Rev. J, Heck, 
representing Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, came and asked to be 
admitted to membership in this association. Rev. W. A. Cobb 
vouched for the regularity of the church, and on motion by Rev. 
Thos. Sharp, the church was received and the Moderator ex- 
tended the hand of fellowship. 

Treasurer reported, (See Report). 

Ministers ordained since last annual session were invited 
to come forward: Rev, J. L, S. Holloman, of Powelisville came, 
and was welcomed as an ordained minister by this association. 

Prof, W, S. Ethridge spoke of the power and usefulness of 
Bertie Academy, using as a subject: "The Pligh School, the 
People's College". He praised the people of Bertie for the 
support they had given the Academy, cited the good that had 
been done by the school in helping to shape the lives of our 
boys and girls and begged the churches to continue to be ioyal. 
Dr. C. S. Brown, Rev. Thos. Sharp and Hon, A. Robbins fol- 
lowed in the educational discussion. 

A collection was taken for Foreign Missions amounting to 
$18.17, 

Benediction by Rev. A. Cooper. 

Wednesday Afternoon 
The association re-assembled at 2.00 Pv M, Devotional 



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exercises were conducted by Pwevs. L. G. Outlaw and J. P. 
Vann. "Oh, For a Heart to Praise My GodT' was sung by Rev. 
Outlaw. Rev. Vann read the first fifteen verses of the 12th 
chapter of 1st Samuel. Rev. Outlaw led in prayer, after which 
the hymn, "A Charge to Keep I Have," was sung. 

The proceedings of the morning meeting were read and ap- 
proved. 

The roll of ministers was called and the annual fee for the 
Widows' Fund collected. The total collection, assisted by the 
congregation, amounted to $27.60. 

Rev. L. T. Christmas, of Raleigh, N. C, General Mission- 
ary and Collector of the N. C. Baptist State Convention and of 
the National Baptist Convention, was introduced to the asso- 
ciation and spoke briefly on his v»^ork. A collection was taken 
for the Rev . Christmas' work amounting to $1.07. 

Committee on Organization reported. (See Report). 

Committee on Time and Place reported. [See Report.] 

Rev. W. P. Sharp was appointed to preach at Peterson's 
Grove to-night. 

Benediction by Rev. W. T. Askew. 

Thursday Morning 

The association met at 9.30. Divine services conducted by 
Revs. Robinson and C. B. Sharp. Rev. Robinson led in sing- 
ing "I'm Not Ashamed to Own My Lord". Rev. Sharp read 
the 133rd Psalm and led in prayer. 

Hymn No. 303, "In Evil Long I Took Delight," was sung 
by the congregation. 

Minutes of Wednesday afternoon session were read and 
approved. 

The following brethren were appointed to serve as a com- 
mittee to appropriate The Widows' Fund: Revs. A. Cooper, 
C. H. Lewter and Thom-as Sharp. 

Committee on Temperance reported. [See Report]. 

Rev. Thos. Sharp discussed this report at some length and 
made some very good suggestions regarding temperance as it 
should be regarded by the churches. 

Rev. C. H. Lewter introduced Rev. B. F. Limeberger, of 
Belle Haven, N. C. Rev. Limeberger is a member of St. 



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Elmo church. at Windsor, but had not been enrolled as a minis- 
ter of the association. 

Brethren J. P. Law, W. A. Cobb, L. T. Bond. M. N. 
Newsome, A. ooper, C. H. Lewter, W. G. White, Thomas 
Sharp, W. T. Askew and J.J. Thompson were elected to rep- 
resent the association in the Missionary and Educational Conven- 
tion in Charlotte, N. C. By motion the association pay one- 
half of the expenses of the delegates who go to the Convention. 

A collection for Foreign Missions was raised to supplement 
the amount raised on Tuesday. Total public collection for For- 
eign Missions, $20.30. 

Prof. P. VV. Moore, of Elizabeth City, was introduced and 
made a brief but interesting address. He emphasized the im- 
portance of unity and leadership, and said the remarkable suc- 
cess of our association was due to our appreciation for leader- 
ship. He spoke of the function and place of education in the 
developm.ent of our people. 

Committee on Digest of Church Letters reported. [See 
Report] . 

Committee on Finance reported. [See Report]. 
Historian reported. [See Report]. 

Resolutions thanking the people of this church and the 
community for their entertainment, were adopted. 

Association closed its session to meet with Harrellsvilie 
Chapel Church, on Tuesday, after fourth Lord's day in Septem- 
ber. 19n. 

Benediction by Rev. A. Cooper. 

C. S. BROWN, D. D.. Moderator. 
L. T. BOND. Secretary. 



REPORTS 



Committee on T>istnhation of Widows* Fund 

Submit the following: 
Paid to Sisters Pierce, White, Wilson,. Reynolds and Mitchell,, 
$5'..00 each; to Sisters Ricket and Wiabourn, $1.50 eacb. 

THOS, SHARP, 

A. COOPER, 

C. H. LEWTER. 

Committee on Organization 

We, 5^ our Committee on Organization, submit the following'. 

Dr. C. S. Brown, Moderator; Rev. J. P. Law, Vice-Moderator; 
Kev» L. T. Bond, Secretary; Rev. J. L. Hollomt»n, Assistant 
Secretary^ Rev. W, H. Leath, Corresponding Secretary; Rev. W. 
P. Watson, Auditor; J, H. Biggs, Treasurer; Prof. W. S. Ethridge, 
Historian* Committee: L. C^. Cooper, Wash Magett, Turner 
Downing^ A, Branch and W. A. Gay nor. 

Treasurer's Tieport 



Received from Association, 1909 , $949 ^5 

Paid out for the Association 

To Rev. Jackson Mitchell $6 95 

" Sisters Pierce, Wilson, White, Reynolds, $5 00 

each 20 00 

" Rich Square i^cademy 16 00 

" Rev. J, P- .Law 3 00 

" Rev. C. H. Lewter for Piney Wood Chapel 10 00 

" C. S, Brown, State Convention, W. S., Or- 
phans' Home, F. M, H. M 403 48 

" Rev. W. H. Leath 9 80 

" L. T. Bond, Minute Ftind 45 70 

" L, T- Bondj service as Sec. $3 00; compiling 

Minutes, $8 00 11 00 

C. S. Yeates 3 00 

" W. S. Askew 9 00 

" J. H. Biggs 3 00 

" C. S. Brown, expenses... . 3 00 



$949 07 $949 35 



Bstlance in hand..........*... $ 28 



J. H. BIGGS, Treasurer. 



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Temperance Report 

We know that intemperance is condemned in the Bible, and is 
the direct cause of the most crimes committed against the law of 
God and man; that the use of intoxicating liquors degrade and de- 
moralize the people. We, therefore, recommend that the churches 
through their leaders, be more careful to enforce the laws of the 
"church against this destructive habit. 

We recommend that the pastors preach at least one Temperance 
sermon each year to their congregations. 

Committee: T. O. Bryant, J. J. Joyner, W. P. Watson and G, 
R. Cherry, 

On Place of Meeting 

We, your committee, recommend Harrellsville Chapel Church 
to be the place of meeting in our session beginning Tuesday, after 
the fourth Lord's da,y in September, 1911. 

Rev. T. O. Bryant to preach the Introductory Sermon; Alter- 
cate, Rev. A. Branch, 

Committee: D. Sharp, H. S. Boone, C. C. Watson, L. C. Rob- 
inson, L. D. Clark, George Holly, William Tayloe, Luke Moore, K. 
S. Jacobs, A. Robbins and W. G, White. 

Contributions 

Sent to C. S. Brown, Moderator, During the Year for Foreign 

Missions. 



First Baptist, Powellsville $ 1 00 

Woodville Plains 6 50 

Woman's Society, Woodville Plains 2 00 

Weeping Mary 4 00 

Spring Hill 4 50 

Mount Olive 3 36 

Woman's Society, Mount Olive 1 05 

Second Baptist, St. John 5 00 



Total $28 41 



Second 15aptist Church, Colerain will send $11.50 for Fducation 
directly to Bertie Academy. M. N. Newsome. 
A letter from Sister White was read. 

Rev. Lewter reported that Rev. William Reid could not attend 
the session on account of illness. 

Rev. J. W. Ward paid one dollar for Education. 

Historian s Report 

West Roanoke Association, held with Piney Wood Chapel, wa» 
one of the most interesting and successful in the history of the As- 
sociation. Rev. A. Cobb preached a most interesting sermon, and 
it was pronounced a masterly discourse by all who heard it. After 



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the sermon, the body took a short recess for dinner, wMeh was @ie^ 
gantly served in great abundance.. Upon re-assembling, the body 
booK up the rautine of business. 

All officers were re-elected.. Visiting brethren from the various- 
sections of the State were recognized,, among whom were Dr. Morris^ 
of iShaw University; Prof. A. B.. Vincent, Dr. CC. Sonaerville and 
Miss I. E. Cason, Matron of Bertie Academy. Several important 
reports were discussed. The entire program was well arranged 
and successfully cjirried out. 

Hereafter, as much as an hour will be devoted to the discussion, 
of topics, pertaining to education, and the best methods of raising 
more money for the various objects. Waters Normal and Bertie 
Academy are sending forth Godly young men and women into life- 
to bless and purify and make better our citizenship. It is easily 
discernable that these institutions are now justly lying upon th&^ 
hearts of the great Baptist people, and commanding their best 
thoughts. 

Piney Wood Chapel is a credit to the State, being a city church 
in the country It has a large congregation, with Rev„ Lewter as its 
pastor, through whose administration the church owes its present 
success. 

Dr. Somerville preached a most wonderful sermon ju&t before 
the close of the session. After the sermon, the great body of repre- 
sentatives and people from almost every nook and corner of Bertie 
and Hertford, and many from other quarters, bid adieu to each 
other to meet at Cedar Landrng^ Tuesday, after th3 4th Sunday in- 
September, 1910. 

W. S. ETHERIDGE. 

STATISTICS 



Number Male Members 6625 

Female Members 8872 

••^ Baptized during year 1131 

" Received by letter. 18S 

Restored 137 

" Excommunicated 220 

Dismissed by letter 146 

" Deaths 118 

Total No. enrolled ..16459 > 

" Sunday School Scholars 1369 

Net Gain 962 

No. Churches, all enrolled ' 65 



W. S. Askew, 
Jno. T. Riddick, 
W. H. Leath, 

Chair Committee. 



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FINANCIAL TABLE 



lAssociatiot] $ 9«> 

State Convention , 32 50 

Water's Normal Institute ........ ..... ..... 516 29 

Bertie Academy , 276 05 

Rich Square Academy , 8 75 

Foreign Missions .• .v , 103 10 

Home Missions 4 40 

Orphan Home , 14 00 

Widows' Fund 33 35 

Ministerial Education i 85 

Shaw University 50 



Total ^1083 84 



OrJaineJ Ministers 

William Reid, Murfreesboro. N C 

Britton Mitchell, Windsor, N C 

Armstead Cooper, Windsor, N C 

W P Sharp. Harrellsville, NO 

W A Cobb, Suffolk, Va 

Tkomas Sharp, Cofield, R F D 

Tnomas IloUey, Mount Gould, N C 

J J Thompson, Lewiston, N C 

George W Brown^, Merry Hill, N C 

D W Early, Aulander, N <^ 

€ S Brown, Winton, N C ' 

George W Bolden, Elizabeth City, N G 

Julius Grant, Woodland, N C 

L D HoUey, Elizaoeth City, N C , ■ 

T R Harreil. Harrellsville, N C 

L J Speller, Quitsna, N C 

J J -loyner. Woodland, N G 

L G Outlaw, Cotield, R F D 

S M Reid, Winton, N C 

L P Sharp, Berkley, Va 

J W Ward, Windsor, NC 

L L Leary, Merry Hill, N C 

J C Williams. Cahaba, N C 

W J Askew, Ahoskle, N C 

C H Lewter, R P D, Kelford, N C 

W R Hoggard, r»owellsville, N C 

M N Newsome, Ahoskie, N C 

J S Sills, Ahoskie, N C 

T D Jones, Harrellsville, N C 

D W Stewart. Lewiston, N C 

C C Boone, Winton, N C 



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M T Smallwuod, Cohaba, N C 

W D bessoms, Powells ville, N C 

J P Law, Merry Hill, NC 

H D Sessoms, Powellsville, N C 

C E Askew, Washington, N C 

W H Leath, Windsor, N C 

W P Watson, CoefieM, R F D . 

L T Bond, Windsor, N C 

T O Bryant, Windsor, N C 

J W Jenkins, Windsor, N C 

E Merrick, Como. N C 

C L Smith, Harrellsville, N C 

G w Williams, cohaba, N c 

Harrison Nichols, Potecasi, N C 

B H Gray, Windsor, N c 

K R Williams, Rocky Mount, N c 

Britton Beecber, Black Rock, N 6 

Charles Edwards, Franklin, va 

C B sharp, cofield, R F D 

L S urquhart, Lowiston, N C 

P J vann, winton, N c 

General Williams, Hamilton, N C 

A Hill, Latta, N c 

J H Redman, coleraine, N C 

W M JOisES, Suffolk, va 

L G Powell, Suffolk, va 

R Cooper, Windsor, N C 

B F Limeberger, Windsor, N C 

Licensed Ministers 

John Bond, Roxebel, N c 

Mingo M Bemberry, coleraine, N G 

MGGatling, Murfreesboro, N C 

William Rascoe, Kelford, N C 

R smallwood, Quitsna, N C 

Edwin sears, wint©n, N c 

W M conwell, coefieJd, N C 

H E Wilson, Merry Hill, N C 

Jacob Coleman, coleraine, N c 

Wiley Lassiter. Murfreesboro, N c 

H H Miller, Coleraine, N C 

M H A Riddick, Powellsville, N c 

J E cooper, Quitsnn, N c 

John Liscomb, Merry Hill, N C 

M D Spruill, Roxobel, N C 

E Jones, Quitsna, N C 

E w Murphey, Boykin, va 

T w sharrock, Lewiston, N C 



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A Branch, Severn, N C 
James Ruffin, Quitsna, NC 
Charles Harrell, Burden, N C 
Paul Brown, Kelford, NC 
I S Johnson, Kelford, N C 
L c Robinson, como, N c 
Thomas Johnson, como, N c 
w J Rascoe, Quitsna, [n C 
Thomas Scott, como, N c 
Jesse Anderson, woodland, N C 
Aaron Smallwood, Windsor, N C 
D L Simons, Powells ville, NC 
M C Riddick, Powellsville, N G 
Lamar smitn, Roxobel N C 
J. o. Simons, Quitsna, N C 



CONSTITUTION 

Article 1 . This body shall be known by the name of the 
West Roanoke Missionary Baptis: Association. 

Art. 2. It shall be the design of this body: (1) to advance 
the kingdom of Christ among men; (2) to foster harmony 
among the churches; (3) to encourage home and foreign mis- 
sions; (4) to promote ministerial education; (5) to aid in sus- 
taining Waters' Normal Institute, located at Wintoh, N. C; 
Bertie Academy, located at Windsor, N. C; Rich Square 
Academy, Rich Square, N. C. 

Art. 3. This Association shall be composed of delegates 
connected with it. Each church shall be entitled to two dele- 
gates. All delegates must be in good standing and full fellow- 
in the church they represeat; also all the ministers who are 
members of the churches connected with the Association, and 
of good repute are members of the Association. Other or- 
dained ministers of the same faith and order may become mem- 
bers of the Association by presenting letters of dismission from 
the Association to which they formerly belonged, by paying 
one dollar. And all ministers pastoring churches belonging to 
this Association, and not holding their membership in any of 
the churches composing this body, who regularly attend this 
Association, shall be regarded as honorary members of the body, 
and shall be entitled to all the privileges, except voting and 
holding office. 



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Art. 4. Delegates from each church shall present a letter 
stating the condition of the church, the amount of money sent 
for each of the special objects and certifying the election and 
naming the delegates. 

Art. 5. The officers shall be a Moderator, Vice Modera- 
tor, a Recording and Corresponding Secretary, and Treasurer. 
They shall hold their office for a term of one year or until their 
successors are duly elected. 

Art. 6. It shall be the duty of the Moderator to preside 
during the deliberations of this Association, preserve order, vote 
in case of a tie, decide questions of order, sign all orders for 
the disbursement of money out of the Treasury, and to perform 
all duties usually devolving upon such officer. 

Art. 7. It shall be the duty of the Vice Moderator to as- 
sume the duties of the Moderator in his absence. 

Art. 8. It shall be the duty of the Clerk to record the 
proceedings of each session, sign all orders legally drawn on the 
Treasurer, compile the Minutes for publication, and distribute 
the same when printed among the churches. He shall also 
keep a faithful account of money deposited into and paid out 
of the Treasury. 

Art. 9. It shall be the duty of the Corresponding Secre- 
tary to keep in correspondence with other proper bodies and 
persons respecting the objects of this Association, keeping a 
list of all ordained ministers and make report in writing at each 
annual session. 

Art. 10. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to receive 
and hold all funds coming into the Association, and disburse 
the same only by order of the body, duly signed by the Mod- 
erator and Clerk. He shall make to the Association an annual 
report of the condition of the Treasury, and shall be responsible 
for all moneys paid out illegally. 

Art. 11. Any Missionary Baptist Church wishing to be- 
come a member of the Association shall present a petition at an 
annual meeting through delegates, and if admitted, shall pay an 
initiatory fee of two dollars, and being received the Moderator 
shall extend the right hand of fellowship to the delegates, but 
this Association shall not maintain fellowship with any church 
that fails to preserve gospel order. 

Art. 12. There shall be an Executive Board of five, whose 



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duty it shall be to supervise the work of this Association be- 
tween its meetings, and to distribute the surplus funds for the 
promotion of the objects of the A ssociation, namely: Home 
and Foreign Missions and Education, as the urgency of the 
case may demand. 

Art. 13. The Association shall hold its sessions annually 
at such time and place as it may choose, and may invite visiting 
brethren to seats and to extend to them all the privileges of this 
body, save that of voting. 

Art. 14. This Constitution may be amended at an anr^ual 
session by a two-thirds vote of members present, 

RESOLUTION 

Whereas, it is our Christian duty to render assistance to 
the widows of worthy deceased ministers who have worn them- 
selves out in the service of the Lord: 

Be it Resolved — 1. That we ask our churches to send one 
dollar a year to raise a fund for their relief. 

2. That we ask each pastor and minister and licensed 
preacher to contribute fifty cents a year to increase said fund. 

3- That this fund be distributed to the widows by the 
Executive Committee. 

RULES OF ORDER 

Section 1. This body shall convene annually at the time 
and place of appointment 

Sec. 2. Durmg each annual session it shall meet aiiJ ad- 
journ from day to day at the hour fixed by the body. 

Sec. 3. All meetings of this body shall be opened and 
closed by religious exercises. 

Sec. 4. A majority of the members present shall consti- 
tute a quorum for the transaction of business. 

Sec. 5. No member shall absent himself temporarily with- 
out leave of the Moderator or finally without leave of the 
body, 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Introductory sermon. 

2. Read and enroll delegates. 

3. Read Constitution and Rules of Order. 

4. Call the churches that failed to represent last session 



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and require them to give their reasons for such failure. 



5. 


Receive new churches. 


6. 


Invite visiting brethren and corresponding messengers 


to seats. 




7. 


Appoint committees. 


8. 


Receive reports of standing committees. 


9. 


Receive reports of other committees. 


10. 


Receive Treasurer's report. 


11. 


Hear the reports of corresponding messengers. 


12. 


Appoint new standing committees. 


13. 


Miscellaneous business. 



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APPENDIX 

^Proceedings of the 

Woman's Home and Foreign 
Mission Union 

of the M^est Roanoke Association 

The Woman's Missionary Union of the West Roanoke As- 
sociation convened with the First Baptist Church, Colored, 
Union, N. C, on Thursday, before the 4th Sunday in August, 
1910. 

Devotional exercises were led by Sisters Nancy Pugh and 
Dukes. 

The following circles were admitted to membership: Ash- 
land Circle and the Sunshine Band, at Poweilsville. 

The president, Miss Esther Boone, presented an excellent 
address on our work, containing many timely suggestions, which, 
it followed out, would result in much good to the cause. 

The following committees v/ere appointed on arrange- 
ments: The members of the Circle at Union; on Finance, 
Sisters Addie L. Hall, Annie Porter and Clara Cherry; on Time 
and Place, Sisters Caroline Outlav/, Cornelia Lewter and Ar- 
netta Copeland; on Obituary, Sisters Mittie Harrel, Rachael 
Holomon and Fannie Hare; on Officers, Mrs. Nancy E. Reid, 
Annie Ackew, Rachel Gilliam, Fannie Mitchell and Maude 
Downing. 

Rev. M. C. Riddick, of Poweilsville, was introduced and 
made some timely remarks. Rev. P. W. Wynn was also intro- 
duced and gave some encouraging remarks. 

Mrs. Cornelia Lewter gave an interesting report of the 
Woman's Baptist State Convention, which she attended as 
delegate. 

Miss Esther. Boone, delegate, gave a splendid account of 
the annual meeting of the Woman's Auxilliary of Lott-Carey 
v^onvention, which was held in Durham. She urged the sisters 
to give more generously to this cause. 

The treasurer presented her annual report and it was ap- 
proved. 

Collection was taken, amounting to $3.60. 



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First Day, Afternoon Session 

The meeting was opened promptly at 2.30 P. M. with de- 
votional service conducted by Mrs. Downing and Mrs. Lewter. 

Two new circles were admitted to membership, Newsome's 
Grove Circle and the circle in Calvary Baptist Church. 

Brother W. S. Askew delivered a kind and cordial address 
of welcome, which, although a little late, was most cordially 
received. 

The committee on revision of the Constitution, recommend- 
ed the following changes: To Article 7; ordermg that the min- 
utes of each previous meeting be read at the beginning of each 
regular meeting. [2] That each society shall support both 
Home and Foreign Missions. 

Collection amounted to $1.68. Adjournment. 

Second Day, ^Corning Session 

Devotional services were conducted by Sister Bessie Gar- 
rett. The reports of the special workers were received and 
indicated marked progress. 

Rev. J. S. Sills, pastor, having arrived, apologized for his 
a^rerce on the previous days, and assured the sisters of their 
hearty welcome to the church. 

Dr. C. S. Brown was introduced and he made a strong and 
ringing address of the work being done by our Baptist women. 
His words inspired courage and enthusiasm. 

A collection of $7.55 was taken. 

Recess was given until 2.30 P. M. 

Second Day, Afternoon Session 

Promptly at 2.30 the meeting was opened with singing and 
prayer. 

The finance committee reported that the receipts amounted 

to $ 

The committee on officers reported as follows: For Presi- 
dent, Miss Addie L. Hall, Murfreesboro; Vice-President, Mrs. 
C. W. White, Powellsville; Secretary, Mrs. C. S. Brown, Win- 
ton; Assistant Secretary, Miss L. J. Boone, Ahoskie; Treasurer, 
Mrs. Rachel HoUomon, Ahoskie. The report was adopted as 
read. 



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The committee on time and place of next meeting report- 
ed as follows: That the next meeting be held with Zion Hill 
Baptist Church, Coleraine, N. C, on Thursday, before the 
4th Sunday in August, 1911, and Rev, C. S, Brown is chosen 
to preach the annual sermon. The report was approved. 

Miss Annie O. Askew was chosen a delegate to attend the 
Woman's State Convention, and Mrs. C. S. Brown was chosen 
to attend the Lott-Carey Convention. 

The following special workers were appointed: First Dis- 
trict, Lucy A.White; Second District, Lola Sharp;Third District, 
Loyetta Boone; Fourth District, Cornelia Lewter; Fifth District, 
Annie M. Vann. The districts were defined as follows: 

First District — Piney Woods Chapel, Powellsville, and 
other circles in Bertie. 

Second District — New Bethany, Harrellsville, Mt. Pleas- 
and adjacent circles. 

Third District — Phillippi, Pleasant Plains, Vvinton, Ahoskie, 
Mt. Moriah and Union. 

Fourth District— St. John, Zion Grove, New Kaven and 
Jeausalem. 

Fifth District- -Menola, Murf'reesboro, Mt. Sinai, Mill Neck 
add Parker's Grove, 

The following appropriations were made: 



The meetings were interesting throughout and all seemed 
inspired to do more than ever to enlist all our sisters to take 
part in this great and glorious movement. 

The Union closed with singing and the benediction by Rev. 
C. S. Brown. 



Foreign Missions , 

Orphan Asylum ..... 

Woman's State Convention 
On Delegates Expenses .... 
Water's Normal Institute.. 

Bertie Academy 

Rich Square Academy 



$60.00 
. 12.00 
20.00 
, 16.55 



ADDIE L. HALL, President 
AMAZA J. BROWN. Secretary. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



Twenty-Seventh Annual Session 

OF 

WEST 

Roanoke Association, 



HELD WITH 



Sandy Branch Baptist Church, near Roxobel, Bertie Co., 

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 
after the Fourth Lord's Day in September, 1912. 



0. S. BROWN, D. D., - - - - Moderator 
LEWIS T. BOND, _ _ _ _ Secretary 



Next session will be held with Peterson's Chapel Baptist Church, near 
ijt w ouk el, N. C, beginoing Tuesday after the Fourth Lord's Day in Sep- 
tember, 1913. 



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Goldsboro, N. C. 
Nash Brothers, Printers and Binders 
1913 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



Twenty-Seventh Annual Session 

OF 

WEST 

Roanoke Association, 



HELD WITH 



Sandy Branch Baptist Church, near Roxobel, Bertie Co., 

u 

' Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 
after the Fourth Lord's Day ir\ September, 1912. 



C. S. BROWN, D. D., - - - - Moderator 
LEWIS T. BOND, _ _ _ _ Secretary 



Next session will be held with Peterson's Chapel Baptist Church, near 
BMM<l»el, N. C, beginning Tuesday after the Fourth Lord's Day in Sep- 
tember, 1913. 



' Goldsboro, N. C. 

Nash Brothers, Printers and Binders 
1913 



OFFICERS OF WEST ROANOKE ASSOCIATION. 



Rev. C. S. Brown, D.D., Moderator Winton, N. C. 

Rev. J. P. Law, Vice-Moderator Merry Hill, N. C. 

Rev. L. T. Bond, Secretary. Windsor, N. C. 

Rev. C. S. Yeates, Assistant-Secretary Como, N. C. 

Rev. W. S. Leath, Corresponding Secretary Windsor, N. C. 

Rev. W. P. Watson, Auditor.... Harrellsville, N. C. 

Prof. W. S. Etheridge, Historian Windsor, N. C. 

J. H. Biggs, Treasurer Kelford, N. C. 



PEOCEEDIiS^GS. 



The West Roanoke Association met with Sandy Branch Baptist 
Church, near Roxobel in Bertie county, i^. C, in its 27th annnal 
session on Tuesday after the fourth Lord's day in September, 1912. 
Moderator C. S. Brown, D.D., presiding. 

Devotional exercises conducted by Bev. J. S. Sills and L. G. 
Outlaw. Rev. Outlaw lined hymn, ''My soul be on thy guard". The 
18th chapter of St. Matthew was read by Rev. Sills and Rev. Outlaw 
led in prayer. The congregation then joined with Rev. Sills in sing- 
ing, "^yhat SL fellowship.'' 

The roll of churches was called, a quorum being present the Mod- 
ei'ator announced the Association properly organized and ready for 
the transaction of business. 

On account of the absence of the pastor of the church, entertaining 
the Association, the welcome address was deferred until the after- 
noon session. 

The Constitution was read by the sections. 

The Moderator announced the following committees: 

On Arrangements — Pastor and deacons of the entertaining church. 

On Finance — ^A. T. Beverly, D. L. Simmons, J. T. Riddick, W. M. Carter. 

On Digest of Church Letters— W. H. Leath, W. S. Askew, J. C. Williams. 

On Organization — I. J. Cooper, Goodman Earley, H. W. Houston, Rev. J. 
W. Cooper, R. B. Speller, Rev. E. Myrick, George Holly. 

On Time and Place — Sampson Cherry, W. A. Roulhac, G. R. Cherry, Boudie 
Earley, Charles Joyner, Dorsey Sessoms, J. B. Askew, Anthony Jenkins, 
James Pritchard, J. W. Jackson, Samuel^ Overton, W. M. Taylor. 

On Temperance — Rev. A. Branch, Rev. Thomas Sharp, Rev. M. X. New- 
some, Robert Coggins, A. B. Smallwood. 

On Obituary— Revs. P. J. Vann, J. S. Sills, W. A. Cobb, C. H. Lewter, 
W. P. Sharp. 

On Resolutions — Rev. M. X. Xewsome, Prof. W. S. Etheridge, L. M. Moore. 

The hour having arrived to hear the annual sermon the Moderator 
called Rev. J. P. Law and Rev. L. G. Outlaw to the stand. Rev. 
Outlaw led in singing hymn Xo. 259, "'Go preach my gospel.'' and 
read the 1st division of Psalms; prayer was offered by Rev. D. L. 
Simmons. Xo. 562, "'Ye Christian Herald," was sung by the con- 
gregation led by Rev. Outlaw. 

Rev. Law took for a text the third verse of the seventh chapter and 
the first verse of the eighth chapter of the book of Joshua. Subject : 
''All the people at work for the Lord." 

He spoke of Joshua's victories when he fought according to God's 
orders, and said the church in following her Captain,- Jesus Christ, 
is more than conqueror. That victory cannot come to a church if 
only a part of the members are interested in her works ; that worldli- 



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ness, lukewarmness or the love of ease usually makes us indifferent 
as to the interests of the church. 

Every member of the body has its own office and no member can 
lie dormant v^ithout injury to the other members. All must take a 
part in the prosecution of the work of the church if it is to succeed. 
The drones must be driven out and the working bees increased. 

The preacher soon had the attention of every one present and con- 
cluded the sermon by urging every one to pledge on the altar of his 
heart I will stand by the church and her King. 

After the sermon Rev. Thomas Sharp offered a most heartfelt 
prayer, and Rev. Sills led in singing ''I've Anchored My Soul." 

The pastor announced ''Dinner is now ready" and asked the body 
to adjourn for recess. 

The body stood while Rev. L. T. Christmas announced the bene- 
diction. 



TUESDAY AETERNOOJv". 

Promptly at 2 :30 p. m., the delegates and ministers reassembled. 
Divine services were conducted by Revs. M. N. Newsome and 
Thomas Sharp. 

Hymn No. 253, "Alas and did my Savior bleed," was sung, and 
the 24th Psalm read. 

Rev. T. D. Jones led in prayer. Rev. Newsome then sang "Must 
Jesus bear the Cross alone?" 

Minutes of the morning session read and approved. ^ 

The pastor of the church. Rev. A. Cooper, was presented to the 
Association to make the welcome address. Rev. Cooper said many 
good and wholesome things concerning the Association and spoke of 
its past achievements as few others could, he having been in the or- 
ganization of the body. He stated that this is the third time he has 
had the pleasure of entertaining the brethren and that he delighted 
to meet in the annual meetings and mingle with the ministers, dele- 
gates and friends making up the great organization. 

The address was full of good will and was such as can be expected 
only from one whose heart is as broad as Brother Cooper's and that 
of the good people he represented. 

Rev. C. H.' Lewter in fitting words responded to the address by 
the pastor. He referred to the beautiful building and the generous 
hearted people. He spoke of the sacrifice required to do effective 
work for the Lord, and praised this good peo])le for their loyalty to 
the leadership of their pastor. He accepted, in the name of the 



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Association, the hospitality of the church and community and pledged 
every minister and delegate to deport himself as becomes a repre- 
sentative of the church of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

At the conclusion of Rev. Lewter's response the Moderator deliv- 
ered his address. 

He said in beginning ''I believe in giving honor to whom honor 
is due." He spoke in commendable terms of the beautiful building 
in which we have the pleasure of assembling. He said he was proud 
of the spirit which prompts one to erect such an house for the Lord. 
He spoke of the constructive ability of the pastor and praised this 
noble body of men and women who had so loyally stood by him. 

He referred to the Association as a working body and that our com- 
ing together is for a higher purpose than that of making motions and 
debating points, of order. He said the church with pastors, not merely 
men who are seeking a living, is the power by which the people are to 
be uplifted, and that the people are ready with few exceptions to give 
for the extension of the Kingdom of Christ, as the pastors will let - 
them give. That the preacher and deacons should first of all be men 
of honesty and deal honestly with the church funds. That they should 
encourage liberality among the members by being liberal themselves. 

He spoke of the work being done in the foreign field and pictured 
to us the needs and told of the hardships of our missionaries on the 
'^Dark continent." 

Visiting brethren were then introduced to the Association by the 
Moderator. Rev. A. Parker and Rev. C. M. Billups, of the Roanoke 
Association, and Rev. Houston, of Tarboro, ^sT. C, brought to us 
words of congratulation from their respective bodies. 

Revs. Billups and Parker are pastors of churches within our bounds. 

Mi^s Daisy I. Sanders, of Smithfield, IST. C, and Miss Annie M. 
Vann, of Como, IST. C, representing The Baptist Sentinel, of Raleigh, 
IN^. C, and The Journal and Guide, of ITorfolk, Va., respectively 
were introduced and spoke of the journals they were representing. , 
They are live agents and do not fail to look after the interests of 
their papers. 

Mrs. Minnie B. Williams representing the Inform school of Meck- 
lenburg county, 'N. C, was introduced and in an earnest appeal to 
the interest of the young criminals of the race brought before the Asso- 
ciation the worthiness of the cause she represented. At the conclusion 
of her speech a collection was taken for the work, amounting to 
$20.21. 

Hour for adjournment having arrived, benediction was announced 
by Dr. W. A. Cobb. 



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WEDISTESDAY— MoRi^iNG Session. 

Moderator Brown called the body to order promptly at 10 o'clock. 

Praise service conducted by Rev. C. M. Billups and Rev. D. L. 
Simmons. Rev. Billups led in singing, "I heard the Voice of «Tesus 
say", and the 19th Psalm was read by Rev. Simmons. Rev. Newsome 
offered prayer. The congregation then joined in singing, '^I^earer 
my God to thee." 

Minutes of Tuesday afternoon were read and approved. An invi- 
tation was extended to new churches, desiring to become members of 
this Association, to come forward. 

The Moderator then invited ministers ordained since our last ses- 
sion to come and be enrolled. Rev. Jesse Anderson, of Woodland, 
came and received the hand of fellowship and was recognized as an 
ordained minister, after having been properly recommended. 

Motion prevailed to give a collection to the representative of the 
Baptist Sentinel. The collection to be taken just before the noon 
recess to-day. 

Rev. Thomas Sharp spoke on State Missions and Ministerial Edu- 
cation. He plead for the new Theological building at Shaw Uni- 
versity and urged every one to feel an interest in the work for the 
reason the ministry contains the real leaders of our people and to 
that end they should be the best prepared set of men in the race. 

At the conclusion of Rev. Sharp's address the Moderator spoke 
on the same work and laid special stress on the education of young 
men for the ministry. He recommended that the churches furnish 
funds with which to educate poor young men who are called to the 
ministry and have no means with which to prepare themselves for 
their great work. 

Motion that the Theological work be brought before the Association 
at 3 p. m. to-day. 

The Moderator then called upon Prof. W. S. Etheridge to come 
forward and make his educational report. 

Prof. Etheridge is Principal of Bertie Academy and under his 
guidance for the past twelve years this school has grown to rank as 
one of the first secondary schools of the State. In his report he spoke 
of the hardships to be encountered in prosecuting the work but said 
they (he and his co-workers) are not weary as they are casting bread 
upon the waters. 

He said this school like other similar institutions is not without 
wants. They stand at this time greatly in need of a building for the 
boys. His statistical report was very encouraging and he was opti- 
mistic for the future. He urged the churches to do their best for 



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education at this session and said it is the ambition of the directors 
of the school to cancel all outstanding obligations by January 1, 1913. 

Kev. L. T. Christmas was then introduced and given time in which 
to represent his work. Rev. Christmas is Colporter for the J^ational 
Baptist Publication Board and missionary for ^N'ational Baptist Con- 
vention of E^orth Carolina. He spoke briefly of his school days and 
expressed himself as being pleased to meet and associate with those 
of College days. He ^^-rned the young men to quit dreaming of a life 
of pleasure, but prepare for a life of hard work. He said the man 
who is doing most to help improve conditions in this life is not he 
who is looking for the easy place, but the man who has prepared and 
nerved himself to meet conditions as he finds them, and through true 
worth become master of the situation. He plead for temperance and 
economy and urged the people to save their nickles and dimes for 
something of real value instead of burning them up in cigars and 
chewing them up in tobacco. Without passion or prejudice he plead 
for support for the ^Tational Baptist Publishing House, saying it is 
our work, belonging to the IsTegro Baptists of America representing 
800 Associations, 64 State Conventions, 18,000 ministers of the 
gospel and three quarters of a million Baptist communicants. 

At the conclusion of the speech by Bev. Christmas, Rev. C. H. 
Lewter made a report for the Woman's Missionary Society of Bertie 
county. A vote of thanks was extended this body of Christiafi women 
for their donation made to Bextie Academy and to Foreign Missions. 
Amount sent up by the sisters through Sister McRae was twelve 
dollars, ten dollars for Bertie Academy and two dollars for Foreign 
Missions. 

Committee on Permanent Organization reported. (See report). 
The hour having arrived for recess the delegation stood and Rev. 
J. L. S. Holloman announced the benediction. 



WEDJSTESDAY AFTER^^OON. 

At 1 :30 the brethren reassembled. Praise service conducted by 
Revs. T. D. Jones and W. T. Askew. Hymn E'o. — , "In all my 
Lord's appointed ways," was sung by Rev. Jones, and Rev. Askew 
read the 40th Psalm. Prayer was offered by Rev. Jones. 

The congregation then joined in singing ''Bye and bye when the 
morning comes." 

Minutes of morning session read and approved. 

Committee on Arrangements reported (see report). 

Treasurer reported (see report). j 



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Motion that Secretary be instructed to have Minutes printed and 
distributed within ninety days. 

Motion that ten dollars be reserved in the treasury as a fund for 
the distribution of Minutes in case the amount allowed is not suffi- 
cient. 

Motion that the rule regarding Ministers joining the Association 
be suspended and Eev. A. L. Parker, of Trotwell, IST. C, be received 
as a member of the body. 

Committee on Temperance reported (see report). 

Committee on Time and Place reported (see report). 

Committee on Resolutions reported (see report). 

Motion that a committee be appointed in systematic giving. Revs. 
J. P. Law, Thomas Sharp, J. W. Jenkins, C. H. Lewter and Bro. 
I. J. Cooper constituted the committee. 

Historian reported (see report). 

The hour having arrived for the special collection for the Theolog- 
ical Building at Shaw University Rev. Thomas Sharp was asked to 
assist in urging the claims of this great work and five dollars and 
forty cents was raised. 

Sister Lelia Myrick, of Como, IsT. C, was received as a :^aternal 
delegate from the -Sisters Home Mission Society. She spoke of the 
great woi^ the women are doing under God and plead for help and 
co-operation on the part of the pastors and deacons. The Moderator 
encouraged the brethren to help the sisters in their mission work. 

The man. Prince Hosana, was denounced as an imposter by Rev. 
Thomas Sharp who claimed that his teachings are calculated to hinder 
the Foreign Mission cause in this country. 

A strong appeal was then made for Foreign Missions and the 
brethren warned to keep out of their pulpits all persons not known 
to themselves and who are not recommended by brethren whom they 
do know. 

This closed the bus-iness for the second day, and Rev. K. S. Jacobs 
announced the benediction. 



THURSDAY MOR^sTIlvrG. 

The brethren met promptly at 9 :30. Devotional exercises were 
conducted by Revs. H. D. Sessoms and R. W. Hoggard. Rev. Hog- 
gard lined and sang hymn 'No. 253, "Now is the day of grace." 
Rev. Sessoms read the 15th chapter of St. Matthew and prayer was 
offered by Rev. C. B. Sharp. The congregation then joined in sing- 
ing, "Amazing sight the Savior stands.'' 



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Minutes of Wednesday afternoon session read and approved. 

Bro. I. J. Cooper, Eevs. Thomas Sharp, M. E". ll^ewsonie, A. 
Cooper, L. T. Bond, C. H. Lewter and J. J. Thompson were ap- 
pointed delegates to the Missionary and Education"al Convention. 

Finance Committee reported. (See report.) 

Resolution 'No. 2, drafted by Committee on Resolutions, adopted. 

Motion, That the Treasurer pay the money to the objects specified, 
on orders drawn by the Secretary and signed by the Moderator. 

Motion, That a vote of thanks be given Rev. A. Cooper for his care 
of the delegation and also because of services rendered for Education 
and other works of the Association. 

Committee on Digest of Church Letters reported. (See report.) 

Rev. C. C. Boone, M. D., was at this point introduced to the body 
and told of his parting with civilization to do work as a missionary 
in the Foreign field. He cited many incidents in his life on the 
dark continent told in an impressive manner of the natural ability 
^ of the natives and of their willingness to be taught after being satis- 
fied of the sincerity of the Missionary. 

At the conclusion of Brother Boone's speech a collection amounting 
to $28.35 was taken for Foreign Missions. 

Benediction by Rev. C. C. Boone. 

Thus ended one of the most instructive as well as one of the most 
harmonious sessions of this Association. 

C. S. Bkown^ D.D., Moderator, 

L. T. Bbi^^D^ Secretary. 



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REPORTS. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PERMANENT ORGANIZATION. 
We your Committee on Permanent Organization submit the following 
report : 

C. S. Brown, D.D., Moderator. 
" Rev. J. P. Law, Vice-Moderator. 
Rev. Lr. T. Bond, Secretary. 
Prof. C. S. Yeates, Assistant Secretary. 
Rev. W. H. Leath, Corresponding Secretary. 
James Biggs, Treasurer. 
Rev. W. P. Watson, Auditor. 
Prof. W. S. Etheridge, Historian. 

I. J. COOPER, 
GOODMAN EARLY, 
H. W. HOUSTON, 
J. W. COOPER, ' 
R. B. SPELLER, 
E. MYRICK, 
GEORGE HOLLY, 

Committee. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON DIGEST OF CHURCH LETTERS. 



Male Members 6490 

Female members 9072 



Total membership 15,562 

Received by letter during year .' ,146 

Baptized during year 694 

Restored during year.. 181 

Deaths during year . '. 115 

Dismissed by letter during year , 87 

Number of Sunday School scholars 5919 

Net increase 489 

Number of churches represented 60 



W. H. HEATH, 
W. S. ASKEW, 
J. C. WILLIAMS, 

Committee. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ARRANGEMENTS. 
Committee on Arrangements reported to preach in the grove Wednesday 
afternoon: Rev. C. M. Billups with Rev. M. H. A. Riddick, Alternate. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE. 
Whereas, The unlawful sale of spirituous liquors by church members 
brings discredit on the Churches and weakens their influence for good; be it 
Resolved, That the churches join hands with the officers in enforcing the 
prohibition law, and that any member of the church known to be guilty of 
violating the prohibition law be excluded from the church. 

A. BRANCH, 
THOMAS SHARP, 
M. N. NEWSOME, 
ROBERT COGGINS, 
A. B. SMALLWOOD, 
f Committee. 



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REPORT OP HISTORIAN. 

The Association which convened at Harrellsville Chapel, Hertford county, 
N. C, was one of the best in its history. It was largely represented from 
all parts of the State, and many from Virginia. Many had the pleasure and 
opportunity of meeting with old friends whom they had not seen for years, 
and of making many new acquaintances. 

Without doubt it was a pleasant stay to all, and a sad parting when the 
time come to say good-bye. Delegates and pastors of all the churches com- 
posing the Association were present and took an active part in the delibera- 
tions. 

Moderator Brown presided with his usual dignity, while the brethren dis- 
patched the regular routine of. business with perfect ease. Jars and discords 
are of the past, love and union reign supreme. No one seeks his brother's 
position, the spirit is to follow rather than to lead. 

By the time that Rev. Newsome had ended his speech, all felt at home. 
He satisfied everybody that plenty of something good to eat had been amply 
provided and that they would be comfortably cared for. When the tables 
were set, this fact was plainly demonstrated. The people in the locality 
are well-to-do livers, judging from the beautiful cottages and well cared 
for farms. 

Rev. Newsome is a progressive young man, and one of the best preachers 
in this section of the State; he is abreast with the times, the noble work 
that he is doing as pastor evinces this fact. 

Rev. T. O. Bryant' did credit to the occasion in the delivery of the intro- 
ductory sermon. He emphasized the fact that we should not break the 
least of God's commandments. 

Great progress is being made in the raising of money for Foreign Missions. 
Rev. Lewter brought from his churches as much as $75 for this cause, and 
Rev. Law more than $65, This was a magnificent showing. The churches 
are awakening to the fact that God holds them responsible for the evangeliz- 
ing of the heathen so they are stirring themselves as never before in the 
history of the world. 

Waters Normal and Bertie Academy are continuously receiving the gen- 
erous support of the people. These schools are providing good substantial 
educational advantages for business training and Christian development. 
The manner and enthusiasm with which they are supported by the pastors, 
churches, and friends will ever be cherished and remembered. 

Revs. W. A. A. Stallings, A. B. Vincent, Prof. Askew, Drs. Griffin and 
Somerville, and other distinguished visitors whose names we do not now 
recall were present, and spoke words of consolation. 

At the close, a vote of thanks having been given for the kind, hospitable 
manner in which all had been entertained, the body adjourned praising God 
for His bountiful blessings bestowed, and imploring His divine guidance until 
we meet with Sandy Branch church, Bertie County, Tuesday after the 4th 
Lord's day. in September, 1912. W. S. ETHERIDGE, Historian. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON OBITUARY. 
The death of Revs. Thomas Harrell and Lewis S. Urquhart, also of deacons 
J. H. Lassiter, Mount Pleasant, and Whit Peele, Mount Olive, and Ed. Artis. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON TIME AND PLACE. 
We, your Committee, recommend that the next session of the Association 
be held with Mount Olive Baptist Church on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs- 
day after the fourth Lord's day in September, 1913. To preach the Intro- 
ductory sermon, Rev. Thomas Sharp, with Rev. H. D. Sessoms as alternate. 



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The report was adopted after substituting Peterson's Chapel for Mount 
Olive. , SAMSON CHERRY, 

Chairman of Committee. 



RESOLUTIONS. 

Whereas, some of the Churches are not doing what they ought in the way 
of raising money for the education of our boys and girls; and believing that 
the people will do in proportion as they are properly urged; be it 

Resolved, That we kindly ask our good pastors and deacons to bestir them- 
selves as they have never before along this particular line. 

Whereas, we have been so very hospitably entertained during the sitting 
of this Association by the good people of Sandy Branch Church and vicin- 
ity; be it I 

Resolved, That we tender them our most heartfelt gratitude at the same 
time, imploring God's benediction upon them until, we shall in His Provi- 
dence be spared to meet again. Respectfully submitted, 

W. S. ETHERIDGB, 
M. N. NEWSOME, 
L. W. MOORE, Committee. 



REPORT OP TREASURER. 



Received from the Association in 1911 $1382.01 

Paid to Rich Square Academy $ 27.25 

Paid to Rev. A. Cooper for Superannuated Ministers 3.40 

Paid to C. S. Brown, Moderator 4.50 

Paid to C. S. Brown for Waters Normal Institute 378.23 

Paid to C. S. Brown, State Convention 33.00 

Paid to C. S. Brown, Foreign Missions 268.83 

Paid to C. S. Brown, Orphan Home 15.00 

Paid to C. S. Brown, House 25.00 

Paid to C. S. Brown, delegates expenses to Convention 27.10 

Paid to Historian 3.00 

Paid to Vice-Moderator 3.00 

Paid to Treasurer 3.00 

Paid to William Carter for Bertie Academy 494.00 

Paid to Assistant Secretary 3.00 

Paid to Secretary 3.00 

Paid to Secretary for printing Minutes 40.00 

Paid to Secretary for Compiling Minutes 9.00 

Widow's fund returned 20.70 

Paid D. L. Simmons, Committee on Digest 9.00 

Paid William Carter, Committee on Finance 9.00 

Paid W. H. Leath, Corresponding Secretary 3.00 



$1382.01 
J. H. BIGGS, Treasurer. 



REPORT OF WATERS NORMjAL INSTITUTE, WANTON, N. C. 

Donations for the year ending September 30, 1912, from the churches and 
Sunday Schools of the West Roanoke Association: 



Mount Sinai Branch, Sunday school $ 15.00 

New Bethany Church and Sunday school 104.00 

Elm Grove Church and Sunday school 49.00 

Harrellsville Chapel and Sunday school 45.25 



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Second Baptist, Union and Sunday school 40.50 

Lincoln's Grove church and Sunday school 34.50 

Mount Sinai Church and Sunday school 113.00 

Mount Moriah Church and Sunday school : 129.58 

Mount Pleasant Church and "Sunday school 80.10 

Mill Neck Church and Sunday school 69.00 

Mill Branch Church and Sunday school 20.50 

New Haven Church and Sunday school 42.00 

New Ahoskie Church and Sunday school 98.33 

Newsome's Grove Church and Sunday school 16.75 

jpieasant Plains Church and Sunday school 78.93 

Phillippi Church and Sunday school... 92.23 

First Baptist Church and Sunday school, St. John 22.50 

South Winton Church and Sunday school 78.45 

2nd Baptist Church and Sunday school, Murfreesboro 67.50 

Piney Woods Chapel 10.00 

Cedar Landing Church and Sunday school '5.00 

Zion's Grove Church and Sunday school 47.59 

Parker's Grove Church and Sunday school 23.00 

Conocanary Church 19.75 

Paul's Branch Church 3.00 

Zion's Hill Church and Sunday school 2,00 

Second Baptist Church, Aulander 1.00 

Menola Church, 4.50 

Mount Hermon Church .50 



Total received from churches and Sunday schools $1325.16 

Total received from individuals 809.26 



Grand total $2134.42 



14 

Annual Meeting of Woman's Union. 



The fifteenth annual session of the Woman's Union was held with Phil- 
lippi Baptist Church, Cofield, N. C, Thursday and Friday before the fourth 
Lord's day in August, 1912. 

After devotional exercises the President announced that it was time for ' 
the welcome address. Dr. C. S. Brown, pastor of the church, came forward 
and extended to the body a very cordial welcome. Mrs. Annie White re- 
sponded with appropriate words. The secretary and assistant secretary 
being absent. Sister Mary B. Sills was appointed to act in their stead. Doors 
were opened for the reception of new bodies. Sister Martha Askew came 
forward and represented the Sunshine Band of Piney Wood Chapel. Dr. 
Brown spoke of a letter from Sister Sarah Parker, bearing greetings and 
a donation of 25 cents. Dr. Brown spoke very touchingly of the work of the 
Union and exhorted the sisters to stand together. 

Dr. C. S. Brown was asked to introduce the visiting brethren — Rev. J. 
L. S. Hollomon. Rev. J. P. Vann and Rev. Melton were introduced to the 
Union. Each of these brethren made some timely and encouraging remarks. 
Rev. C. H. Lewter being absent, the annual sermon was deferred until the 
afternoon session. 

Mrs. Sallie Eaton being present was invited to the front and introduced 
to the Union. It was the consent of the Union that Mrs. Eaton speak to the 
Union at 11:00 o'clock Friday. 

Thursday — Afternoon Session. 

The meeting was reopened with devotional exercises. Rev. J. L. S. Hol- 
lomon, in a delightful way, came forward and preached a splendid sermon 
from Genesis 2:18. After a touching prayer the Union joined in singing 
"Dark Was the Night," etc. 

Friday — Morning Session. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Sisters Biydon, White and Moore. 
Many of the sisters expressed themselves as being willing workers for the 
Lord and a desire to do more in the future than in the past for the extension 
of His Kingdom. All seemed anxious to crowd in a word, but as the time 
had expired, the President came forward and announced that the meeting 
was opened for the dispatch of business. The minutes of the previous ses- 
sion were read and approved. Reports of various committees were called 
for. Mrs. Katie Watson gave a short report of the W. B. S. C. The 
report was received. A committee was appointed to the Association to con- 
fer with the brethren to have a better understanding and a more friendly 
relation between the two bodies and to appeal to the brethren for special 
help in keeping peace in our Union. Committee — Mrs. A. L. Hall, Miss Esther 
Boone, Mrs. M. E. Sills, Mrs. Lillian Myrick, and Miss M. A. Askew. 

Dr. C. S. Brown introduced Miss Sallie Eaton, secretary W. B. S. C, to the 
Union. Mrs. Eaton came forward in a modest way, gave a glowing descrip- 
tion of the work of the convention and what it stands for, and she also 
spoke of the relation of the two bodies and admonished us to stand together 
and let our aim be to advance the kingdom of Christ. Dr. Brown arose and 
assured the sisters that the relation between the two organized bodies 
were the same. 

Miss Esther Boone was asked to make a report of the Lott-Carey Con- 
vention. She came forward and in a loveable way told of the needs of 
the Convention and exhorted us to do more for Foreign Missions through 
the Auxiliary of the Lott Carey Convention. 



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A special collection for Foreign Missions was taken to the amount of 
$11.88. 

Benediction by Dr. Brown. 

Friday — Afternoon Session. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Sisters Lucy White and Mattie 
Turner. i 

The President announced the house ready for the dispatch of business. 
The proceedings of the previous sessions were read and approved. Dele- 
gates to the Lott-Carey Convention and the Woman's Baptist State Conven- 
tion were appointed. Mrs. Annie B. White was appointed delegate to the 
Lott Carey Convention and Mrs. Mary E. Sills was appointed delegate to 
the Woman's Baptist Convention. Mrs. Sallie Eaton kindly consented to 
give some information concerning the authority given local workers of the 
convention. She explained to the satisfaction of the Union. Motion that the 
Union extend a rising vote of thanks to this church and its pastor for having 
so highly entertained the Union during this session. "My Soul in Sad Exile" 
was sung. Benediction by Dr. C. S. Brown. Thus ended a most successful 
session of the Union, to meet in its next annual session with Piney Wood 
Chapel Church, Thursday and Friday before the fourth Sunday in August, 
1913. 

Financial Report. ' 



Collections — Mass Meeting: 

Mrs. Lucy A. White, district No. 1 $ 15.00* 

Mrs. Pattie Jones, district No. 2 10.00 

Mrs. Hattie S. Sharp, district No. 3 10.14 

Miss Annie Vann 2.00 

Mrs. R. A. Hollomon, district No. 2 2.51 

Total amount collected from mass meeting 39.65 

Total amount collected from circulars 207.60 

Collection Thursday 11.88 

Collection Friday 7.68 



Total $ 266.91 

Disbursements. 

Lott-Carey Convention $ 90.00 

Delegate Convention . .' 30.00 

Woman's Baptist State Convention 30.00 

Delegate Baptist State Convention 7.00 

Sexton . , 3.00 

Orphan Asylum 17 . 00 

Mary Weaver .50 

Lucy Hassan , ,. .50 

IVIinister . ., 3.00 

Miss Esther Boone for Foreign Missions 11.88 

Waters Institute 43.75 

Bertie Academy ' , 43,75 

Rich Square ^ 2.50 



MRS. C. S. BROWN, President. 

MRS. MARY E. SILLS, Secretary. 



Winton, N. C, October 15, 1912. 
Dear Brother Bond: I have received from Parker's Grove church $5.00 
since the Association, and they want it to appear in the Minutes. 

Yours Very truly, 

C. S. BROWN. 



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ORDAINED MINISTERS AND THEIR POSTOFFICES. 



William Reid, Murfreesboro, N. C. 

Britton Mitchell, Windsor, N. C. 

Armstead Cooper, Windsor, N. C. 

W. P. Sharp, Harrellsville, N. C. 

W. A. Cobb, Suffolk, Va. 

Thomas Sharp, Coffield, R. F. D. 

Thomas Holley, Mount Gould, N. C. 

J. J. Thompson, Lewiston, N. C. 

Geo. W. Brown, Merry Hill, N. C. 

D. W. Early, Aulander, N. C. 

C. S. Brown, Winton, N. C. 

Geo. W. Bolden,' Elizabeth City, N. C. 

Julius Grant, Woodland, N. C. 

L. D. Holley, Elizabeth City, N. C, 

L. J. Speller, Quitsna, N, C. 

J. J. Joyner, Woodland, N. C. 

L. G. Outlaw, Coffield, R. F. D. 

S. M. Reid, Winton, N. C. 

L. F. Sharp, Berkley, Va. ' 

J. W. Ward, Windsor, N. C. 

L. L. Leary, Merry Hill, N. C. 

J. C. Williams, Cahaba, N. C. . 

W. T. Askew, Ahoskie, N. C. 

C. H. Lewter, R. F. D. Kelford, N. C. 
W. R. Hoggard, Powellsvillq, N. C. 
M. N. Newsome, Ahoskie, N. C. 

J. S. Sills, Ahoskie, N. C. 

T. D. Jones, Harrellsville, N. C. 

D. W. Stewart, Lewiston, N. C. 
C. C. Boone, Winton, N. C. 

M. T. Smallwood, Cahaba, N. C. 



W. D. Sessoms, Powellsville, N. C. 

J. P. Law, Merry Hill, N. C. 

H, D. Sessoms, Powellsville, N. C. 

C. E. Askew, Washington, N. C. 

W. H. Leath, Windsor, N. C. 

W. P. Watson, Coffield, R. F. D., N. C. 

L, T. Bond, Windsor, N. C. 

T. O. Bryant, Windsor, N. C. 

J. W. Jenkins, Windsor,' N. C. 

E. Merrick, Como, N. C. 

C. L. Smith, Harrellsville, N. C. 

G. W. Williams, Cahaba, N. C. 

Harrison Nichols, Potecasi, N. C. 

B. H. Gray, Windsor, N. C. 
K. R. Williams, Norfolk, Va. 
Britton Beecher, Black Rock, N. 0. 
Charles Edwards, Franklin, Va. 

C. B. Sharp, Coffield, R. F. D., N. C. 
P. J. Vann, Winton, N. C. 
General Williams, Hamilton, N. C. 

A. Hill, Latta, N. C. 

J. H. Redman, Coleraine, N. C. 
W. M. Jones, Suffolk, Va. 
L. G. Powell, Suffolk, Va. 
R. Cooper, Windsor, N. C. 

B. F. Limeberger, Windsor, N. C. 

D. L. Simmons, Powellsville, N. C. 
B. W. Winn, Powellsville, N. C. 

M. H. A. liiddick, Powellsville, N. C. 
A. L. Parker, Trottsville, N. C. 
Jesse Anderson, Woodland, N. C. 



LICENSED MINISTERS AND THEIR POSTOFFICE. 

John Bond, Roxobel, N. C. E. W. Murphy, Boykin, Va. ' 

Mingo M. Bemberry, Coleraine, N. C. T. W. Sharrock, Lewiston, N. C. 

M. G. Catling, Murfreesboro, N. C. J. T. Whitfield, Cahaba, N. C. 

William Rascoe, Kelford, N. C. A. Branch, Severn, N. C, 

R. Smallwood, Quitsna, N. C. James Ruffin, Quitsna, N. C. 

Edwin Sears, Winton, N. C. Charles Harrell, Burden, N. C. 

W. M. Conwell, Coffield, N. C' Paul Brown, Kelford, N. C. 

H. E. Wilson, Merry Hill, N.^C. I. S. Johnson, Kelford, N. C. 

Jacob Coleman, Coleraine, N. C. L. C. Robinson, Como, N. C. 

Wiley Lassiter, Murfreesboro, N. C.^ Thomas Johnson, Como, N. C. 

H. H. Miller, Coleraine^ N. C. W. J. Rascoe, Quitsna, N. C. 

J. E. Cooper, Quitsna, N. C. Thomas Scott, Como, N. C. 

John Liscomb, Merry Hill, N. C. Aaron Smallwood, Windsor, N. C. 

M. D. Spruill, Roxobel, N. C. Lamar Smith, Roxobel, N. C. 

E. Jones, Quitsna, N, C. J. O. Simons, Quitsna, N. C. 



17 

CONSTITUTION. 



Article 1. This body s'liall be known by the name of the West Roanoke 
Missionary Baptist Association. 

Art. 2. It shall be the design of this body: (1) to advance the kingdom 
of Christ among men, (2) to foster harmony among the churches, (3) to 
encourage home and foreign missions, (4) to promote ministerial education, 
(5) to aid in sustaining Waters Normal Institute, located at Winton, N. C, 
Bertie Academy, located at Windsor, N. C; Rich Square Academy, Rich 
Square, N. C. 

Art. 3. This Association shall be composed of delegates connected with 
it. Each church shall be entitled to two delegates. All delegates must be 
in good standing and full fellowship in the church they represent; also all 
the ministers who are members of the churches connected with the Asso- 
ciation, and of good repute are members of the Association. Other ordained 
ministers of the same faith and order may become members of the Associa- 
tion by presenting letters of dismission from the Association to which they 
formerly belonged, by paying one ' dollar. And all ministers pastoring 
churches belonging to this Association, and not holding their membership 
in any of the churches composing this body, who regularly attend this Asso- 
ciation, shall be regarded honorary members of the body, and shall be en- 
titled to all the privileges, except voting and holding office. , 

Art. 4. Delegates from each church shall present a letter stating the con- 
dition of the church, the amount of money sent for each of the special ob- 
jects and certifying the election and naming the delegates. 

Art. 5, The officers shall be a Moderator, Vice-Moderator, a Recording \ 
and Corresponding Secretary, and Teasurer. They shall hold their office 
for a term of one year or until their successors are duly elected. 

Art. 6. It shall be the duty of the Moderator to preside during the delibera- 
tions of this Association, preserve order, vote in case of a tie, decide ques- 
•tions of order, sign all orders for the disbursement of money out of the 
Treasury, and to perform all duties usually devolving upon such officer. 

Art. 7. It shall be the duty of the Vice-Moderator to assume the duties 
of the Moderator in his absence. 

Art. 8. It shall be the duty of the Clerk to record the proceedings of each 
session, sign all orders legally drawn on the Treasurer, compile the Minutes 
for publication, and distribute the same when printed among the churches. 
He shall also keep a faithful account of money deposited into and paid out 
of the Treasury. , 

Art. 9. It shall be the duty of the Corresponding Secretary to keep in cor- 
respondence with other proper bodies and persons respecting the objects of 
this Association, keeping a list of all ordained ministers and make report 
in writing at each annual session. 

Art. 10. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to receive and hold all funds 
coming into the Association, and disburse the same only by order of th6 
body, duly signed by the Moderator and Clerk. He shall make to the Asso- 
ciation an annual report of the condition of the Treasury, and shall be re- 
sponsible for all moneys paid out illegally. 

Art. 11. Any Missionary Baptist Church wishing to become a member of 
the Association shall present a petition at an annual meeting through dele- 
gates, and if admitted, shall pay an initiatory fee of two dollars, and being 
received the Moderator shall extend the right hand of fellowship to the dele- 
gates, but this Association shall not. maintain fellowship with any church 
that fails to preserve gospel order. 

Art. 12. There shall be an Executive Board of five, whose duty it shall be 
to supervise the work of this Association between its meetings, and to dis- 
tribute the surplus funds for the promotion of the objects of the Association, 



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namely: Home and Foreign Missions and Education, as the urgency of the 
case may demand. 

Art. 13, The Association shall hold its sessions annually at such time and 
place as it may choose, and may invite visiting brethren to seats and to ex- 
tend to them all privileges of this body, save that of voting. 

Art. 14. This Constitution may be amended at any annual session by a 
two-thirds vote of members present. 



RESOLUTION. 

Whereas, It is our Christian duty to render assistance to the widows of 
worthy deceased ministers who have worn themselves out in the service 
of the Lord; be it Resolved 

1. That we ask our churches to se^id one dollar a y^ar to raise a fund for 
their relief. 

2. That we ask each pastor .and minister and licensed preacher to con- 
tribute fifty cents a year to increase said fund. 

3. That this fund be distributed to the widows by the Executive Com- 
mittee. 



RULES OF ORDER. 

Section 1. This body shall convene annually at the time and place of 
appointment. 

Sec. 2. During each annual session it shall meet and adjourn from day 
to day at the, hour fixed by the body. 

Sec. 3. All meetings of this body shall be opened and closed by religious 
exercises. 

Sec. 4. A majority of the members present shall constitute a quorum 
for the transaction of business. 

Sec. 5. No member shall absent himself temporarily without leave of the. 
Moderator or finally without leave of the body. 



ORDER OF BUSINESS. 

1. Introductory sermon. 

2. Read letters and enroll delegates, 

3. Read Constitution and Rules of Order. 

4. Call the churches that failed to represent last session and require 
them to give their reasons for such failure. 

5. Receive new churches. 

6. Invite visiting brethren and corresponding messengers to seats. 

7. Appoint committees. 

8. Receive reports of standing committees, 

9. Receive reports of other committees, 

10. Receive Treasurer's report. 

11. Hear the reports of corresponding messengers. 

12. Appoint new standing comniittees. 

13. Miscellaneous business. 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 



Twenty-Ninth Annual Session 



OF THK 



WEST ROANOKE ASSOCIATION 

HELD WITH 

Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 

Winton, N. C, 

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, after the Fourth Lord'? 
Day in September, 1914. 



C. S. BROWJST, D.D Moderator. 

LEWIS T. BOIVID Secretary. 



]^ext session will be held with Mount Olive Baptist Ckurch, 
near Lewiston, N^. C, beginning Tuesday after the fourth Lord's 
day in September, 1915. 



Goldsboro, N. C. 
Nash Brothers, Printers and Binders 
1915 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

Twenty-Ninth Annual Session 

OF THE 

WEST ROANOKE ASSOCIATION 

HELD WITH 

Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 

Winton, N. C, 

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, after the Fourth Lord!s 
Day in September, 1914. 



C. S. BKOWIsr, D.D Moderator. 

LEWIS T. BOISTD Secretary. 



l^ext session will be held with Mount Olive Baptist Church, 
near Lewiston, ]Sf. C, beginning Tuesday after the fourth Lord's 
day in September, 1915. 



Goldsboro, N. C. 
Nash Brothers, Printers and Binders 
1915 



OFFICEES OF WEST EOAE^OKE ASSOCIATION". 



Rev. C. S. Brown, D.D., Moderator Winton, N". C 

Eev. J. P. Law, Vice-Moderator Merry Hill, K C 

Rev. L. T. Bond, Secretary Windsor, N^. 

Rev. C. S. Yeates, Assistant Secretary Como, M. C 

Rev. W. S. Leath, Corresponding Secretary Windsor, 'N. C 

Rev. W. P. Watson, Auditor Harrellsville, I^. C 

Prof. W. S. Etheridge, Historian Windsor, 'N. C 

J» H. Biggs, Treasurer Kelford, ^sT. C 



PROCEEDINGS. 



The 29th Annual Session of the West Roanoke Association convened 
with Mount Moriah Baptist Church, near Winton, ^T. C, Tuesday 
after the fourth Lord's day in September, 1914, Rev. C. S. Brown, 
D.D., presiding. 

Divine services were conducted by Revs. S. L. Johnson and J. C. 
Melton. Hymn 'No, 366, ''Come Holy Spirit," etc., was sung. Rev. 
Johnson read parts of the 28th chapter of Matt, and 16th chapter of 
Mark. Prayer was offered by Rev. J. C. Melton, after which the 
Association joined Rev. Johnson in singing hymn No. 86, Living 
Waters, ''Is it nothing to You ?" 

The Secretary then called the list of churches, many of which failed 
to answer. 

The Moderator, being pastor of the church entertaining the x\sso- 
ciation, thought it unnecessary to deliver an address of welcome. 
But did, however, express the delight of the church at having this 
body to meet with them ; and assured the delegation that they were 
among a warm-hearted people and that the welcome was not expressed 
by the outward preparations made to catch the eye, but that it was sin- 
cere and cordial — coming from hearts that are warm and true. 

Rev. Thos. Sharp was asked by Vice-Moderator, J. P. Law, to 
respond. Rev. Sharp on behalf of the Association accepted the wel- 
come so warmly expressed by the pastor. He pledged the delegation 
to maintain their previous record of Christian conduct during their 
stay. 

The Constitution and Rules of Order were read. 

The hour having arrived, the Moderator called for the introductory 
sermon., Rev. J. S. L. Hollomon with Rev. W. P. AVatson as alternate, 
at once came to the rostrum. Rev. Watson lined and sang hymn No. 

, "Blest be the Tie that binds," and Rev. J. P. Vann offered 

prayer. "A charge to keep I have," was sung without lining. Rev. 
Hollomon selected for his text Matt. 6 :9, 10. Our Father, who art 
in heaven ; thy kingdom come, thy will be done ; as in heaven, so in 
earth. Theme : Fatherhood of God. We are not to look at God as a 
master, slave driver, or a tyrannical ruler, he said, but as a sympathetic 
parent who is more careful about our welfare than any earthly parent 
can be. The expression "Our Father" is broader than we can even 
think. All mankind are included herein. The trouble with the world 
to-day is that man is not willing to acknowledge the brotherhood of 
man. The cause of the conflict in Europe to-day is that the one nation 
does not recognize the brotherhood of the other. Christ did not only 
teach universal brotherhood in words, but by his life, death and suf- 
ferings showed to the world his utter imselfishness for all mankind. 



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We delight to honor a man who can stand in the face of caste and class 
and own that all mankind are his brothers. Can men fight their broth- 
ers and yet the family stand? Can a house divided against itself 
stand ? So then the children of God must fight against one common 
enemy for one common cause. Some men are disposed to doubt that 
it will ever be possible that universal peace be established, but God 
forbid that I should ever doubt that the vast multitude of Christians 
sending up daily prayers and petitions will be heard. N^ay, I believe 
that this vast army is more powerful than the army that marched 
towards the gates of Paris. 

When men shall learn to believe in the fatherhood of God and the 
brotherhood of man there will be no need of war. For God is more 
powerful than the combined forces of evil that fight against his cause. 
We only want a vision to see that in the future God will bring these 
things to pass. If he is able to check one sinner, turn him round about, 
give him a new face — if he is able to take him from the ranks of the 
devil and claim him as his son he can change every sinner. 

We strive for the time when all men can say ^^Our Father who art 
in heaven, thy kingdom come, thy will be done." 

At the conclusion of the sermon hymn 'No. 348, ''My soul be on thy 
guard," was sung. 

The Moderator announced that the appointment of committees was 
next in order. 

Rev. Thos. Sharp made a motion that the pastor and deacons of 
Mount Moriah church constitute the Committee of Arrangements. 

Committee on arrangements made their report immediately, which 
was as follows: Assemble at 9:30 a. m.. Adjourn at 12:30 m., Re-as- 
semble at 2 :30, Adjourn at 4 :00 p. m. 

The pastor. Dr. C. S. Brown, extended a special welcome to Rev. A. 
Cooper, ex-pastor of the church. In the welcome he represented Rev. 
Cooper as one who had done so much for the church and one whom 
the people love. Rev. Cooper responded in appropriate and impres- 
sive words. 

The introdnetion of visitors being next in order, Evangelist S. L. 
Johnson, and T)rs. C. S. Morris and C. C. Somerville, of Boyd- 

ton, T^orfolk and Portsmouth, Va., respectively, were introduced. 
Each made encouraging remarks. 

A collection of $6.8G was taken to help one. brother, George Barnes, 
to the hospital. 

The following committees w^ere appointed : 

On Finance — William Carter, James Lawrence. Rev. J. C. Melton and 
Treasurer J. H. Biggs. 

On Digest of Church Letters— Rev. W. H. Leath, E. L. Sharp and D. L. 
Simons. 



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On Organization— I. J. Cooper, H. W. Houston, J. S. Sills, Riddick Newsome,. 
L. C. Cooper, Isaac Gay, and Alex McRay. 

On Time and Place — Philip Weaver, Brodie Warren, R. B. Speller, Daniel 
Everette, J. H. Cherry, Norman Hall, A. J. Lassiter and West White. 

On Temperance — Revs. Thomas Sharp, P. J. Vann, S. M. Reid, W. D. Ses- 
soms, Bros. Robert Coggins and William Taylor. 

On Obituary— Revs. C. H. Lewter, W. P. Sharp, W. T. Askew, H. D. Leary 
and W. A. Cobb. 

On Resolutions — Prof. W. S. Etheridge, Drs. S. L. Johnson and C. S. Morris. 

On Sunday Schools — Revs. J. L. S. Hollomon, W. P. Watson, H. S. Outlaw, 
P. J. Vann and Bro. Goodman Early. 

On Education — Rev. C. H. Lewter, Prof. C. G. White, Revs. M. W. Newsome, 
D. E. Riddick, W. T. Moore and Prof. W. S. Etheridge. 



Tuesday Afternoon. 

At 2 :15 o'clock the Moderator called the house to order. 

Divine services were conducted by Revs. D. L. Simons and W. D. 
Sessoms. Rev. Sessoms lined and sang hymn No. 869, ''Go preach 
my gospel.'' Rev. Simons read the 17th chapter of St. John. Prayer 
was offered by Rev. S. M. Reid. 

Minutes of the morning session were read and approved. 

The Moderator, in his annual address to the Association, said among 
other things that the body already knew what was in his mind. That 
he had nothing new to bring. We have achieved much, he said. But 
should not congratulate ourselves on our achievements ; rather measure 
our achievements by our opportunities. The ministry, he said, should 
plead guilty in that none of them had done all they could. Do the 
ministers recognize this or do they really look on the churches as a 
means of getting a living. If only that then their work is a failure. 
The minister who gets only his salary out of the church is like the 
cashier who takes all the deposits out of the bank for his wages. He 
said that no man should be allowed to pastor in our bounds who is not 
loyal to the needy and worthy causes for which the Association stands. 
Here he emphasized the needs for Foreign Missions. All moneys 
raised for that purpose goes directly to Africa through Dr. Alexander's 
hands, with the exception of 18 per cent, which he retained, for home 
expenses. 

The Association ovms in Hertford and Bertie counties about 
$45,000 in school property. 'No other similar body in the State o^vns 
so much school property. One is less than a man when he stands 
up and speaks against the schools which are our own property. No 
matter what objection we may raise to the ''powers that be," we can 
not afford to speak against the schools. 

It is an historic fact that in Hertford and Bertie counties are found 
more Baptists than on any other similar territory in the world. There- 



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fore he appealed to the preachers of this Association to lead all others 
in Baptist work. 

Invitation was extended to new churches, to ministers desiring to 
connect themselves with the body and to any visiting minister, who 
had not been formally introduced to the body. 

The hour for adjournment having arrived benediction was pro- 
nounced by Rev. C. B. Sharp. 



Wednesday Morning Session. 

The Moderator called the house to order at 9 :30 a. m. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Revs. E. Myrick and W. D. 
Gatling. Sung hymn 'No. 74-9, "A charge to keep I have," and Rev. 
Myrick read the first chapter of St. John. Rev. Gatling led in fer- 
vent prayer. Rev. Myrick sang "Must Jesus bear the Cross alone?" 

Minutes of Tuesday afternoon session were read and approved. 

Moderator then announced the house ready for business. He re- 
ferred to the resolution passed two years ago asking each church to 
pay $2.00 representation fee and urged the brethren to pay this fee 
as it is necessary to met the expenses of the Association. 

Rev. Thomas Sharp, a special worker for the State Convention, 
spoke on the work and made a strong appeal for missions, urging the 
people to do their full duty to the causes of the Convention. He asked 
for a collection, but owing to the pressing business of the body the 
Moderator deferred it till a later hour. 

Committee on Permanent Organization reported. (See report else- 
where. ) 

After some discussion by Rev. W. T. Askew report was adopted. 

Rev. A. Cooper asked some questions relative to the paying out of 
money. He further made reference to the minutes. 

Committee on Resolutions reported. (See report elsewhere.) By 
a strong vote the resolutions Avere endorsed in toto and so adopted. 

At this hour Evangelist Johnson was given 30 minutes in which 
to address the body. He said in speaking on evangelism that there 
are many agencies in the world both to tear down and to build up. 
Since the fall of man a conflict has been continually going on between 
the devil and the seed of the woman. God at once set forth a plan 
whereby the agency of the devil was foiled or counteracted. While the 
plan is complete the application is limited. Victory which must be 
constant is won only through faith. If the church of God will live 
up to its duty the kingdom of darkness will give way. But the church 
must be filled with the Holy Spirit; and Holy Ghost power is merely 
Tung power. The Spirit gives vision but does not make a lot of wind. 



The Holy Spirit is to dwell in the church giving it power, giving it 
beauty, giving it symmetry. Giving is the first thing required in 
God's service. Until we learn to give our service will amount to very 
little. We have too great dispositions to rake everything to us, and 
too little disposition to fork out to others. Still we are helped more 
by what we give than by what we receive, ^v^one of us pay for the 
influences we receive from our schools. Men are much like hogs eat- 
ing apples from a tree. When they no longer receive apples they pro- 
ceed to root up the tree. In the same way some men try to root up 
the schools when they think they no longer receive benefit therefrom. 

As to evangelism he says that many of the preachers are doing ab- 
solutely nothing to promote spiritual growth. He harshly condemns 
the method used by many of the preachers in allowing men (and many 
of them are drunk) to rush to the front in singing and crowd out 
those who are willing to do actual service. If through emotion men 
are rushed into the church, they are rushed out just as quickly. That 
religion that is wholly emotional will not stand. 

At the conclusion of his speech a collection of $22.00 was taken. 

The Moderator then announced that Dr. Charles S. Morris, of 
E'orfolk,- would speak to the Association. Dr. Morris began his re- 
marks by making hearty comments on the address delivered by Dr. 
Johnson. Leaving this he confined himself closely to the resolutions 
submitted by the Committee, to which reference has already been 
made. He especially emphasized the one that referred to the Tv^egro's 
remaining in the South. He said that the E^orth is a splendid place 
for the I^egro to keep away from. That the J^egro understands the 
southern white man, and he in turn understands the Negro. If you 
wish to see a ISTegro to his disadvantage see him in the city. The cities 
allure our people to their glare as the light draws the moth — to their 
certain and immediate destruction. Let the E'egro learn the soil and 
it will yield to his labor. Even the boys have demonstrated by their 
Corn Clubs that more corn can be raised to the acre than was supposed 
possible to raise. 

He urged fathers and mothers to be kind to the boys and girls, and 
to encourage them by giving them something to do — a plot of ground 
to till, some animal to see after or anything to keep them legitimately 
employed. He also urged husbands to make home happy and to do all 
in their power to make it more comfortable by lessening the drudgery 
of their wives. He appealed to the Association to look after and edu- 
cate the young people. God never intended the white man to think 
for the black one. We must depend on ourselves. We must educate 
ourselves if we ever wish to amount to anything. 

In speaking on missions he told the story of two drops of water, 



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one of whicli said it was going to keep itself and not waste away. So 
it gathered to itself many other selfish drops, until the hot sun dried 
them up ; while the other lost itself in trying to help others, but the 
sun found it out in the great wide ocean and carried it back to its 
mountain home. So we cannot be lost seeking the good of others. 

The eagle of victory had not perched on the Union banner, he said, 
until the black man was commissioned to help break his own chains 
by joining the Union army. Thus was the tide of battle turned until 
the North triumphed at Appomattox. And God gave the white man 
the burden of educating and training the Negro. 

Benediction by Kev. W. T. Askew. 



Wednesday Afteenoon. 

At 2 :00 p. m. the Moderator called the meeting to order. 

Eev. Thos. Sharp and A. L. Parker conducted devotional services. 

Hymn No. 421, "Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound !" was sung. 
Rev. Sharp read the 50th chapter of Isaiah and Rev. Parker led 
prayer. The congregation joined in singing "I^earer my God to thee." 

Minutes of the morning session were read and approved. • 

The Moderator presented to the Association Dr. Somerville to speak 
ten minutes. Dr. Somerville said : There is yet hope for the Negro 
race, and when it wakes up the world will "sit up and take notice." 
There are men yet to be born out of the race who, coming up out of 
adversity, will cause men to stop and gaze. That the hardships and 
adversities through which we are passing are but preparing the race 
for the things which God has in store for it. He closed by saying the 
race is thinking now and preparing to put its thoughts into action. 

Professor Levister representing the Theological department of Shaw 
University was introduced by the Moderator. 

Professor Levister apologized for not being present as expected, 
in the morning session. He expressed himself as being pleased to meet 
this Association and praised the delegates for their loyalty to leader- 
ship. He said that the three-fourths interest of life — his wife — came 
from, this community. He emphasized a central Theological training 
school for the colored ministry of North Carolina. 

He said that the Theological department at Shaw University had 
been sacrificed to the interest of other departments. Material for the 
Theological building is now on the ground and the brick work started, 
but owing to scarcity of money the work had to stop. They are anx- 
ious to continue the work and shut in the building so as to protect 
the material now on hand. He plainly stated his case, and, as the 
result a collection of $30.40 was taken for the building. 



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Rev. Cooper movedj and the motion prevailed, that Rev. Johnson 
preach at 11 a. m., Friday. 

Committee on Obituary reported. (See reports elsewhere.) 

The hour for the funeral sermon by Moderator Brown having ar- 
rived, he asked Rev. Johnson to lead in a song. Rev. Johnson sang 
hymn 'No. 77, Living Waters — ^'I'll never let go His hand.'' 

Dr. Brown selected for a text the 2nd verse of the 2nd chapter of 
Revelations. 

In eulogizing the life and death of Brother Thompson he said no 
words he might speak would add anything to the life and character 
of Brother Thompson. We all feel that a friend, a brother and a 
co-laborer has gone from us, and feel sad on account of it. 

Rev. Thompson was one of the most earnest and most unselfish 
workers in our bounds. As a worker he served his day and generation. 

The funeral of Rev. Thompson should not be sad, for his life and 
labor are known among us to-day. He was not an educated man, and 
had not the advantages of the young of to-day, but he was trained in 
the school of grace ; and was undoubtedly a thorough christian. He 
was spiritually endowed and called of God to preach the gospel. He 
could be depended upon at all times to do his duty for education and 
for Missions. He was present at every session of the Association and 
to both State and Lott Carey Conventions. Every trip he made was 
a sacrifice, but he willingly made the sacrifice, and thus 'laid up treas- 
ures in heaven" instead of on earth. He was loyal and faithful and 
not greedy of ^filthy lucre', so his life is worthy of emulation. 

Because of his earnestness God gave him the best work in the As- 
sociation and no one could supplant him till he died. He was cheerful, 
patient and enduring, and did not chafe and gall under persecutions. 
He labored for the love of Jesus Christ and not for honor, earthly 
glory or renown. Did not faint, become discouraged or give up, but 
fought until the war was over. He died in the harness, pulling against 
the yoke. He heard the voice calling from labor to reward while he was 
on the field with his sword in hand. He wore out and did not rust out. 
You do not know when the summons is coming, so count the time day 
by day and let no day pass without doing something for the Master. 
God rewards every one in proportion as he works and according to the 
ability that God has given him. 

Rev. Johnson sang '^It pays to serve Jesus." 

A collection amounting to $14.05 was taken for Sister Thompson. 
Rev. J. J. Shadd, of the ^^ansemond Institute, was introduced and 
it was arranged to hear him Thursday morning. 
Benediction by Rev. J. C. Melton. 



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Thursday Morning Session. 

The body was called to order by the Moderator at 10 :00 a. m. 

Rev. J. J. Sbadd and W. L. Armstrong conducted divine services. 

Hymn 'No. ^^That awful day will surely come!" was sung and 

Rev. Shadd read the 3rd chapter of Daniel to 19th verse, and oSered 
a heartfelt prayer. Hymn E'o. 889, '^Go preach my gospel" was sung. 

Minutes of Wednesday afternoon session were read and approved. 

The Treasurer reported. (See report elsewhere.) 

Secretary stated that the delegates could get letter-forms to carry to 
their respective churches, so that they could be brought filled out to 
the next Association. 

Historian reported. (See report elsewhere.) 

Committee on Education reported. (See report.) 

Prof. C. G. White, a member of that Committee, made some timely 
remarks concerning the needs of the Public Schools, their sanitary 
conditions, etc. 

Committee on Time and Place reported. (See report.) 

The Moderator introduced Rev. J. J. Shadd to the body, and an- 
nounced that he be allowed twenty minutes in which to present his 
work. He was soliciting aid for the E^ansemond Institute. Rev. Shadd 
gave a brief summary of his life as he was a comparative stranger 
in our midst. He then told in a brief manner of the needs of the 
school and stated that they could succeed only by their own efforts 
together with the response of friends. He further stated that though 
he was comparatively young in school work, he was well acquainted 
with book agency and would be pleased to present his books to those 
wishing to get copies. At the close of his talk a collection of $3.13 was 
taken for the I^ansemond Collegiate Institute. 

The Moderator then presented to the body Dr. M. A. Talley, Dis- 
trict Missionary Secretary. 

Dr. Tally began by saying he was glad to be in our midst and to 
represent the work that is uppermost in his heart. He said that the 
people are easily led if the preachers are converted to the work. He 
spoke of the small number of preachers who attend the State Con- 
vention. In the early days of the Church the leaders met once a year 
to devise plans for that body. If conditions are the same today, why 
are not the same methods necessary ? The world is standing off to see 
the fruits of the church people. If some great general can mobilize 
his army and win in battles, why cannot Jesus the Son of God mobilize 
his army and win for God ? Jesus gave His disciples to understand 
that if they would follow Him they would have to go through perse- 
cutions. We have too great a tendency to dodge hardships. The people 
are tired of the preachers telling them to live in peace while they (the 



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preachers) themselves are knifing each other. In order to hold and 
save the folks the ministry must live right. It is one thing to talk 
this and another thing to live it. One reason that a number of our 
preachers don't like the State Convention is because they cannot show 
oif there. But the Convention is a place to show Christ. There is no 
reason why the pastors cannot go to the Convention. Churches should 
not employ pastors who are not interested in the salvation of souls. 

When Jesus told his disciples that all power was given unto him, 
they at once sought a prominent place in his kingdom. But Baptist 
preachers are so stingy that they cannot go to the Convention to re- 
ceive the power. The time has come when the N^egro must do some- 
thing to help save this world for Christ. The souls of Africa must be 
saved by the people who came from Africa. Some preachers kick 
against the work, but a man who never goes to the Convention is not 
prepared to speak against the work of the Convention. If a preacher 
expects to lead the people he should prepare himself to lead. Preach- 
ers should also get together to plan to take care of their widows and 
orphans and decrepit ministers. The Convention is planning such a 
movement. 

At the conclusion of his address a collection of $30.05 was taken. 

At 11 :00 a. m., Dr. Johnson was presented to the body to preach. 
Text: Believe on the Lord Jesus and thou shalt be saved. Subject: 
Salvation. 

A stronger and more pointed sermon is seldom heard. He has great 
tact and produces a convincing argument. 
Becess for dinner. 

Bev. J. C. Melton led in singing ^'Blest be the tie that binds/' read 
13th chapter of 1st Corinthians and offered prayer. Congregation 
then joined in singing "Down at the Cross". 

Committee on Sunday schools reported. (See report elsewhere.) 

Committee on Temperance reported. (See report elsewhere.) 

The following delegates appointed to meet the State Convention 
that convenes at Hamlet, E". C., on Tuesday after the second Lord's 
day in I^ovember : Bevs. D. L. Simons, Thomas Sharp, C. H. Lewter, 
J. L. S. Hollomon, L. T. Bond, P. J. Yann, W. P. Sharp and J. 
P. Law 

Bev. Thos. Sharp made some timely remarks regarding licensed 
ministers. 

Finance Committee reported. (See report elsewhere.) 
A collection of $10.00 was voluntarily taken for Dr. S. L. Johnson. 
Prayer and benediction by Dr. S. L. Johnson. 

C. S. BBOWIsT Moderator. 

L. T. BOATD, Secretary. 



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REPORTS. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS. 
Whereas, the West Roanoke Association is one of the oldest, largest and 
most important in the State of North Carolina, containing about sixteen thou- 
sand of as intelligent, thrifty and God-fearing Baptists as are to be found 
in the State, and, 

Whereas, it is important for the religious leaders of this great militant 
host of baptized believers to advise them from time to time about their tem- 
poral and spiritual welfare, and 

Whereas, the world is facing a crisis where nation is rising against nation, 
and kingdom against kingdom, which is felt in every home and cotton patch 
in all our borders, and 

Whereas, while the armies of kings are met on bloody battlefields to kill 
men, the army of the Prince of Peace is out on earth's battlefields to save 
men, and to educate and uplift them; therefore, be it Resolved, 

1. That we accept as a sacred duty the great work of educating our sons 
and daughters, keeping them in the public schools, which we pledge ourselves 
to do all we can to maintain and help by the prompt and regular attendance 
of our children. 

2. That in addition to this we hereby pledge ourselves to larger gifts and 
more generous support to Waters Normal Institute and Bertie Academy and 
that we will try and get each of our members to give a cent a week annually 
to their support. 

3. That since it would be wrong, selfish and wicked and in direct disobed- 
ience to our Master's command to fail to carry the gospel to every creature, 
we also pledge ourselves to ask all the members of our churches in this 
Association to give one cent a week annually for Foreign Missions and that 
from year to year we bring the money up to the Association, and that the 
calling of the roll of the churches to see how well they have kept this pledge 
be one of the most important items on the program, to which an entire ses- 
sion be given if necessary. 

4. That we urge our people to stay in the healthy country rather than rush 
North or into the dangerous cities, where the health, the future and the morals 
of our people are endangered. 

5. That we urge our people to buy land — to clear and cultivate all they do 
not need for wood lots — to encourage their boys and girls to stay on the 
farms by organizing corn clubs for the boys and canning clubs for the girls 
and give them the profits of their work in these clubs. 

Whereas, toiling in. our homes we have a noble band of Christian wives 
and mothers whose work by the side of their husbands has made their success 
possible. We urge our farmers to get for their (the wives') comfort and 
convenience such helps and conveniences as they are able to procure, and 
that we give a half day's session annually to the Women's Auxiliary of this 
Association which we will set apart to develop the missionary spirit among 
our women. 

6. That a Missionary rally be held in every church in this Association, at 
least once a year, when a special effort will be made to arouse the churches t© 
the great objects which this Association stands pledged to support. 

Whereas, the Bible solemnly warns us that in the last days there shall come 
a falling away from the old landmarks on the part of the Church, when men 
will not endure sound doctrine, when they shall have a form of godliness 
but deny the power thereof and when they shall be lovers of pleasure more 
than lovers of God, and whereas our young people are under peculiar tempta- 
tions from sources to which older Christians were not subjected, including 
the low dives, the dance hall and the theater, therefore, be it 

Resolved, That we solemnly pledge ourselves that we will preach the word 
'faithfully, aiming less at stirring the people simply to shout and more to edify 



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and build them up in the most holy faith that they may be rooted and 
grounded in love, and that if as many deep students of God's word 
believe the Lord should come in our generation and the midnight cry 
should be "Behold the bridegroom cometh, Go ye forth to meet him!", we 
would not find our churches like the five foolish virgins who took no oil in 
their vessels. 

Resolved, That we go from this Association pledged to make this year a 
banner year in work for the Master — and that we come up to the Association 
next year with a larger sum of money for all our great causes than ever 
before in the history of the West Roanoke Association. 

Resolved, That the pastors be urged to preach at least one sermon a year 
on temperance, foreign missions and the seventh Commandment. 

Resolved, That the brethren exercise extreme care in organizing new 
churches and licensing and ordaining ministers to the sacred office unless 
they give clear proof of having the Scripture qualifications as found in Paul's 
letters to Timothy and Titus. S. L. JOHNSON, 

W. S. ETHERIDGE, 
CHARLES S. MORRIS, 

Committee. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PERMANENT ORGANIZATION. 

We, your Committee on Permanent Organization, beg leave to report as 
follows: 

Dr. C. S. Brown, Moderator. 

Rev. J. P, Law, Vice-Moderator. 

Rev. L. T. Bond, Secretary. 

Prof. C. S. Yeates, Assistant Secretary. 

Rev. W. H. Leath, Corresponding Secretary. 

Rev. W. P. Watson, Auditor. 

Prof. W. S. Etheridge, Historian. 

All of which we humbly submit for your consideration. 

I. J. COOPER, Chairman, 
H. W. HOUSTON. 
J. S. SILLS, 
LEWIS C. COOPER, 
RIDDICK NEWSOME, 
ISAAC GAY, 

ALEX. McRAY, Committee. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON TIME AND PLACE. 

We, your Committee on Time and Place, beg leave to submit the following 
report: 

The next annual session be held M ith the Mount Olive Baptist church in 
Bertie county, on Tuesday after the fourth Sunday in September, 1915. 

To preach the Introductory sermon: Rev. Charles S. Morris, D.D.; alternate, 
Rev. J. C. Melton. 

The Association was invited to meet at Kelford, Powellsville and Ashland 
churches. Respectfully submitted, 

PHILIP WEAVER, 

DANIEL EVERETTE, 

BENJAMIN RIDDICK, 

WEST WHITE, 

BRODIE WARREN, 

G. A. MITCHELL, 

NORMAN HALL, 

J. H. CHERRY, 

R. B. SPELLER, 

DANIEL SHARP, 

A. J. LASSITER, Chairman. 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION. 

We, your Committee on Education, beg leave to make the following report: 
Whereas, education is so essential to the upbuilding and christianizing of 
a people, we urge that the churches composing this Association, bring more 
money for education that the spirit of this Association be carried out. 

Again we urge a more loyal support to Waters Normal Institute and Bertie 
Academy. That we bring more money from time to time for their mainte- 
nance. 

We also recommend, That each church take an active part in bettering the 
condition of the Public school or schools in its vicinity, especially in improv- 
ing their sanitary conditions encouraging the industrial work that is being 
done and seeing that the children attend school. 

We also recommend, that the pastors lay great stress on sanitation in the 
homes of their congregations. Respectfully submitted, 

REV. C. H. LEWTER, 
REV. M. N. NEWSOME, 

C. G. WHITE, 

D. E. RIDDICK, 

M. T. MOORE, Committee. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON OBITUARY. 

We, your Committee on Obituary, desire to make the following report: 
Whereas, in the providence of our kind heavenly Father the following dis- 
tinguished brethren and co-laborers have been removed from our midst by 
death since our last Association: Rev. Kenneth R. Williams, B. Th., the pastor 
of Jerusalem Baptist church, of Norfolk, Va., and Bro. Mark Law, Deacon of 
Peterson Chapel Church and father of Rev. J. P. Law, and 

Whereas, in the death of said brethren a great loss is sustained in their 
families, in the churches and in the communities in which they lived and la- 
bored, also in this Association. 

We therefore, deeply deplore and lament the loss of our brethren and co- 
laborers from our midst and greatly sympathize with relatives and friends 
in this sore affliction, and pray that the great Head of the Church may bind 
up their broken spirits, and cause us and them to trust more firmly in him 
who doeth all things well, feeling that our loss is heaven's eternal gain. 
"Sleep on dear friends, and take your rest. 
We loved you well, but Jesus loved you best." 

Respectfully submitted, 

REV, W. P. WATSON, 
REV. W. T. ASKEW, 
REV. H. D. LEARY, 
REV. W. A. COBB, 
REV. WM. REID, Committee. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

That the Sunday school is one of the most important church assets none 
will deny. There is no Christian duty above that of the study of God's word. 
We feel however, that the Sunday school does not get the attention that it 
deserves. The Committee on Digest of Church Letters reports over sixteen 
thousand Baptists in this Association and only 3,899 Sunday school scholars — 
something under 20 per cent of the church membership. Then too, many of 
our Sunday schools are without competent workers, which causes them to 
lag behind and not meet the requirements of the times. 

In view of these conditions, we your Committee, desire to make the follow- 
ing recommendations: 



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1st. That all pastors in charge shall see to it that there is a Sunday school 
operated in his church and shall lend his influence for its advancement, and 
that he shall be held responsible for its success. 

2nd. That at each session of this Association some time shall be given to 
the discussion of the work of the Sunday school, and that the Moderator name 
the time and the person for the discussion. 

3rd. That our schools. Waters Institute and Bertie Academy, shall adopt, if 
possible, a course of study for a long or short period of time which will better 
fit our young people and all others who may avail themselves of its advantages 
for Sunday school work. Respectfully submitted, 

J. L. S. HOLLOMON, 

W. P. WATSON, 

H. S. OUTLAW, 

GOODMAN EARLY, 

P. J. VANN, Committee. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE. 

We, the Committee on Temperance, considering the evils of dress, the 
inconvenience of movement (occasioned by tight dresses), and the seductive 
form (of costume), do recommend that parents and leaders in our churches 
discourage these (objectionable) forms of dress in every way possible. 

And whereas, intemperance in speech detracts so much from the peace, 
comfort and welfare of our homes, churches and Associations, we recommend, 
that none of us be hasty in speech, but that all of us bridle our tongues and 
ever strive to avoid all appearance of evil. 

And whereas, the evil of drink — the use of intoxicating drinks as a bever- 
age — is practiced too largely by all classes of churchmen, to the detriment of 
themselves, and in a greater or less degree to all over whom they have influ- 
ence; and whereas, many of our preachers, deacons and laymen do use and 
encourage the use of strong drink; and since this class has already become 
too numerous for the good of all concerned, we do earnestly recommend, that 
the true followers of Christ spare no pains in placing their stamp of disap- 
proval on such actions. 

And whereas, the temperance legion is steadily marching on and conquer- 
ing State after State, we also recommend, that we renew our zeal, and with 
increased inspiration ever carry forward the standard of temperance and 
truth. Respectfully submitted, 

REV. THOS. SHARP, 

P. J. VANN, 

S. M. REID, 

W. D. SESSOMS, 

ROBT. COGGINS, 

WILLIAM TAYLOR, 

Committee. 



REPORT OP TREASURER OF THE WEST ROANOKE ASSOCIATION. 

Disbursements. 



To C. S. Brown, for State Convention... $ 35.00 

To C. S. Brown, for Orphan Home 10.58 

To C. S. Brown, for Foreign Missions 241.61 

To A. L. Parker, for Sexton 5.00 

To C. S. Brown, for Waters Normal Institute 370.92 

To W. M. Carter, for Bertie Academy 466.84 

To W. S. Creecy, for Rich Square Academy 5.75 

To C. S. Brown, for Moderator 4.50 

To W. M. Carter, for Finance Committee 9.00 



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To L. T. Bond, for Secretary 

To W. H. Leath, for Digest Letter Committee 

To L. T. Bond, for Compiling Minutes 

To W. H. Leath, for Corresponding Secretary 

To J. P. Law, for Vice-Moderator , 

To W. S. Etheridge, for Historian 

To C. S. Yeates, for Assistant Secretary 

To J, H. Biggs, for Treasurer 

To L. T. Bond, for Printing Minutes 



3.00 
9.00 
9.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
50.00 



Total 

To balance on hand: Nothing. 



$1235.20 

JAS. H. BIGGS, Treasurer. 



REPORT OP HISTORIAN. 



The West Roanoke Association met with Peterson's Chapel, near the village 
of Merry Hill, not far from the bright waters of the Chowan. It was a beau- 
tiful day. This church is one of the most tastily built churches in the county. 
It has one of the largest and best Sunday schools, has sent forth three intelli- 
gent young men to preach the gospel, one of whom pastors four large churches 
in the county of Bertie. Its pastor, deacons, and members merit a great deal 
of praise for the interest they take in Foreign Missions and Education. 

We miss Deacon Mark Law of this church, who has recently died. He was 
a man of high ideas; he believed strongly in education and sacrificed his time 
and used his influence in his church for this cause. His life is worthy of 
emulation. While he was not a rich man, he educated all of his children, 
one is preaching the gospel of the kingdom, the other spending her life for 
the elevation of the race. A great man has gone; our loss is his eternal gain. 

A splendid program for the Association was arranged and carried out in 
perfect order. By 10 o'clock, a great crowd had gathered at the church, and 
was increasing every minute. Moderator Brown and officers determined to 
make the meeting a great success and they were fully rewarded. 

A little before 11 o'clock the pastor of the most commendable edifice came 
forward and in well chosen words welcomed the delegates and everybody to 
his church and the homes of his good people. 

At the hour of 11 o'clock. Rev. Thomas Sharpe, of Harrellsville, N. C, 
preached the introductory sermon, which was a most excellent discourse. 
To know that Rev. Sharpe preached is enough said; he is one of the old vet- 
erans of the gospel. 

After the great sermon next came a strong speech by the Moderator, "If 
you don't raise money to support your own schools, who do you think will?" 
"Do you think the devil will support them?" he asked. "The devil 
and his crowd are against education, while God is on the side 
of intelligence, wisdom and understanding." He said many powerful 
truths in a few words. We believe that he was educated by the spirit 
of God, and it ought to be the highest Christian purpose of each pastor 
and leader to see that their people become more interested in raising money 
for education. It being now about dinner time dinner was served in the best 
of style. Long tables had been provided under shade trees and all were in- 
vited to eat, drink and be merry, and such a dinner. It was a Sunday dinner, 
served v^ith knives and forks. A plenty of water had been provided. The 
stranger within our gate was fed, and well fed. 

We are in the habit of saying that each Association surpasses all others 
before it but we believe that we can say with much enthusiasm that this 
Association was the best of all. 

The business of the Association was like factory work, everybody had to 
work steadily to keep out of the way of the wheels. Such meetings are help- 
ing to train our men how to be business-like; it would be a good thing if we 



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had more similar organizations. It used to be quite different— all that was 
done was to make motions. The spirit of raising money for missions and edu- 
cation is still good. The Principals of the schools under the auspices of the 
Association made creditable reports of their work. 

These schools stand as light houses. " They stand for the glory of God, 
whose objects are to make Christian men and women out of the boys and 
girls, that attend them. They are a credit to the race, and we ought to feel 
proud of these great lights, and ought not to allow them to suffer for the 
want of support. Many visitors were present, and when the time came to say 
good-bye, many a heart was made to feel sad, but we hope to meet again. 

W. S. ETHERIDGE, Historian. 

Windsor, N. C. 



CONSTITUTION. 



Article 1. This body shall be known by the name of the West Roanoke 
Missionary Baptist Association. 

Art. 2. It shall be the design of this body: (1) To advance the Kingdom 
of Christ among men, (2) to foster harmony among the churches. (3) to 
encourage home and foreign missions, (4) to promote ministerial education 
(5) to aid in sustaining Waters Normal Institute, located at Winton, N. C; 
Bertie Academy, located at Windsor, N. C; Rich Square Academy, Rich 
Square, N. C. 

Art. 3. This Association shall be composed of delegates connected with 
it. Each church shall be entitled to two delegates. All delegates must be 
in good standing and full fellowship in the church they represent; also all 
the ministers who are members of the churches connected with the Associa- 
tion, and of good repute are members of the Association. Other ordained 
ministers of the same faith and order may become members of the Associa- 
tion by presenting letters of dismision from the Association to which they 
formerly belonged, by paying one dollar. And all ministers pastoring 
churches beonging to this Association, and not holding their membership 
in any of the churches composing this body, who regularly attend this Asso- 
ciation, shall be regarded honorary members of the body, and shall be enti- 
tled to all the privileges, except voting and holding office. 

Art. 4. Delegates from each church shall present a letter stating the con- 
dition of the church, the amount of money sent for each of the special ob- 
jects and certifying the election and naming the delegates. 

Art. 5. The officers shall be a Moderator, Vice-Moderator, a Recording 
and Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer. They shall hold their office 
for a term of one year or until their successors are duly elected. 

Art. 6. It shall be the duty of the Moderator to preside during the delibera- 
tions of this Association, preserve order, vote in case of a tie, decide ques- 
tions of order, sign all orders for the disbursements of money out of the 
treasury, and to perform all duties usually devolving upon such officer. 

Art. 7. It shall be the duty of the Vice-Moderator to assume the duties of 
the Moderator in his absence. 

Art. 8. It shall be the duty of the Clerk to record the proceedings of each 
session, sign all orders legally drawn on the Treasurer, compile the Minutes 
for publication, and distribute the same when printed among the churches. 
He shall also keep a faithful account of money deposited into and paid out 
of the treasury. 

Art. 9. It shall be the duty of the Corresponding Secretary to keep in cor- 
respondence with other proper bodies and persons respecting the objects of 
this Association, keeping a list of all ordained ministers and make report 
in writing at each annual session. 



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Art. 10. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to receive and hold all funds 
coming into the Association, and disburse the same only by order of the 
body, duly signed by the Moderator and Clerk. He shall make to the Asso- 
ciation an annual report of the condition of the treasury, and shall be re- 
sponsible for all moneys paid out illegally. 

Art. 11. Any Missionary Baptist Church wishing to become a member of 
the Association shall present a petition at an annual meeting through dele- 
gates, and if admitted, shall pay an initiatory fee of two dollars, and being 
received the Moderator shall extend the right hand of fellowship to the dele- 
gates, btit this Association shall not maintain fellowship with any church 
that fails to preserve Gospel order. 

Art. 12. There shall be an Executive Board of five, whose duty it shall be 
to supervise the work of this Association between its meetings, and to dis- 
tribute the surplus funds for the promotion of the objects of the Association, 
namely: Home and Foreign Missions and Education, as the urgency of the 
case may demand. 

Art. 13. The- Association shall hold its sessions annually at such time and 
place as it may choose, and may invite visiting brethren to seats and to ex- 
tend to them all privileges of this body, save that of voting. 

Art. 14. This Constitution may be amended at any annual session by a 
two-thirds vote of members present. 

RESOLUTION. 

Whereas, it is our Christian duty to render assistance to the widows of 
worthy deceased ministers who have worn themselves out in the service of 
the Lord; be it Resolved, 

1. That we ask our churches to send one dollar a year to raise a fund for 
their relief. 

2. That we ask each pastor and minister and licensed preacher to con- 
tribute fifty cents a year to increase said fund. 

3. That this fund be distributed to the widows by the Executive Committee. 



RULES OF ORDER. 

Section 1. This body shall convene annually at the time and place of 
appointment. 

Sec. 2. During each annual session it shall meet and adjourn from day to 
day at the hour fixed by the body. 

Sec. 3. All meetings of this body shall be opened and closed by religious 
exercises. 

Sec. 4. A majority of the members present shall constitute a quorum 
for the transaction of business. 

Sec. 5. Xo member shall absent himself temporarily without leave of the 
Moderator or finally without leave of the body. 



ORDER OF BUSINESS. 

1. Call the roll of churches. 

2. Read Constitution and Rules of Order. 

3. Introductory sermon. 

4. Appoint Committees. 

5. Invite visiting brethren and Corresponding Messengers to sit with us. 

6. Receive new churches. 

7. Receive reports of Standing Committees. 

8. Receive reports of all committees. 

9. Hear Corresponding Messengers. 

10. Appoint new Standing Committees. 

11. Miscellaneous Business. 



LIST OF ORDAINED MINISTERS AND THEIR POSTOFFICES. 



1. 




Woodland. X. C. 


2. 






p 




Raleish. X. C. 


4. 


Beecher. Britton 


Merrv Hill. X. C. 


5. 




Elizabeth Citv. X. C. 


6. 


Boone. C. C 


Monrovia. Liberia. West Afrlca. 


i . 




Winton. X. C. 


8. 




Merry Hill. X. C. 


9. 


Bond. L T 




10. 


Brvani. T. 


Windsor. X'. C. 


11. 


Cobb. W. A 


Suffolk. Va. 


12. 




Quitsna. X'. C. 


13. 




Windsor. X. C. 


14. 


Earlv. D. W 


Aulander. X. C. 


15. 


Grav. B. H 


Windsor. X'. C. 


16. 


Hiil. A 


Bovkins. Va. 


17. 


Hollev. L. D 


Elizabeth Citv. X. C. 


18. 


Hollomon. .J L. S 


Winton. X. C. 


19. 


Hoggard. R. W 


Powellsviile. X. C. 


20. 


Jenkins. J. W 


Windsor. X. C. 


21. 


Jones, T. D 


Coleraine. X. C. 


22. 




Woodland. X. C. 


23. 


Law. J P 


Merrv Hill. X. C. 


24. 


Learv L. L 


Merrv Hill. X. C. 


25. 


Leath. W. H 


, Windsor. X. C. 


26. 


Lewter. C. H 


R. F. D.. Kelford. X. C. 


27. 


Lineber2:pr. B. F 


Windsor. X. C. 


28. 


Miller. H. H 


Coleraine. X. C. 


29. 


Mitchell. Britton 


Windsor. X. C. 


30. 


Murphv. E W 


Charlottesville. Va. 


31. 


Mvrick. E 


Como. X'. C. 


32. 


Xewsome. M. X 


Ahoskie. X. C. 


33. 


Outlaw L G 


Cofield. X. C. 


31. 


Parker. A. L 


Trottsviile. X. C. 


35. 


Powell. L. G 


Suffolk. Va. 


36. 


Redman. J. H 


Coleraine. X. C. 


37. 


Reid. William 


Murfreesboro. X. C. 


38. 


Reid S M . 


Winton X C. 


39. 


Riddick. M. H. A 


Powellsviile. X. C. 


40. 


Sessoms. W. D 


\ulander. X' C. 


41. 


Sessoms H D . 


... . . Powellsviile X C 


42. 


Sharp W. P 


Harrelisvile X C 


43. 


Sharp Thomas 


Cofield X' C 


44. 


Sharp. L. T 


Berklev. Va. 


45. 


Sharp. C. B 


Cofield. X. C. 


46. 


Sills. J. S 


Ahoskie. X. C. 


47. 






48. 


Smaliwood. M. T 


Cahaba. X. C. 


49. 


Smith. C. L 


Cofield. X. C. 


50. 


Speller. L. J 


Windsor. X. C. 


51. 


Ste^vart. D. W 


Lewiston. X'. C. 


52. 


Vann, P. J 


Ahoskie. X. C. 


53. 


Ward. J. W 




54. 


Watson. W. P 


Cofield. X. C. 


55. 


Williams. G. W 


Cahaba. X. C. 



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56. Williams, General Hamilton. N. C. 

57. Williams, J. C Cahaba, N. C. 

58. Winn, B. W Powellsville, N. C. 



LICENSED MINISTERS AND THEIR POSTOFFICES. 

1. Bembry, Mingo M Coleraine, N. C. 

2. Branch, A E'mporia, Va. 

3. Brown, Paul Kelford, N. C. 

4. Cherry, J. R Windsor, N. C. 

5. Coleman, Jacob Coleraine, N. C. 

6. Conwell, W. M Cofield, N. C. 

7. Cooper, J. R Boykins, Va. 

8. Cooper, J. B Quitsna, N. C. 

9. Catling, M. G Murfreesboro, N. C. 

10. Jones, E '. Quitsna, N. C. 

11. Johnson, I. S Suffolk, Va. 

12. Johnson, Thomas Como, N. C. 

13. Johnson, Joshua Coleraine, N. C. 

14. Liscomb, John Merry Hill, N. C. 

15. Luton, C. C Windsor, N. C. 

16. Moore, W. T Coleraine, N. C. 

17. Perry, J. L Coleraine, N. C. 

18. Roscoe, William Kelford, N. C. 

19. Robinson, L. C Como, N. C. 

20. Ruffin, James Norfolk, Va. 

21. Sears, Edwin Winton, N. C. 

22. Sharrock, T. W Lewiston, N. C. 

23. Smith, Lamar Roxobel, N. C. 

24. Spruill, M. D Roxobel, N. C. 

25. Watson, N. H Harrellsville, N. C. 

26. Wilson, H. E Merry Hill, N. C. 

27. Whitfield, J. T Cahaba. N. C. 

28. Harrell, Charles Bowden, N. C. 



STATISTICAL TABLE. 



Churches. 



o tcl 



2^1 



Ashland 

Bethany 

First Baptist, Coleraine. . 

First Baptist, Severn 

First Baptist, Kelford.. 
Second Baptist, Union.. 
Second Baptist, Aulander 

Murf reesboro 

Powellsville 

Piney Woods Chapel 

Beautiful Zion 

Bethel 

Beacon Light 

Conoconary 

Cedar Landing 

Calvary Baptist 

Elm Grove 

Harrellsville Chapel 

Indian Woods 

Lincoln's Grove 

Jerusalem 

Mount Olive 

Mount Sinai 

Mount Moriah 

Mount Herman 

Mount Ararat 

Mount Pleasant 

Mill Neck 

Mill Branch 

Menoia 

Saint Mark 

Pleasant Oak 

Saint Elmo 

Peterson's Chapel 

Sandy Branch. 

Pleasant Plains 

Oxley s Hill 

South Winton 

Spring Hill 

Saint Luke 

Peterson Grove 

Zion's Bethlehem \ 

Mount Tabor | 

Zion Hill | 

New Haven 

Zion's Grove I 

Piney Grove 

Saint Paul 

New Ahoskie 

Philippi 

Saint .Tohns 

Woodvillo Plains 

Saint Frnnr-is 

Saint Matthew 

Weeping Mary 

Sandy Point 

Newsom's Grove 

Wynn's Grove 

•Jordnn's Grove 

Luella 

New Holly Grove. ... 

Nebo Chapel 

Pleasant Union 

Parker's Grove 

Paul Branch 



$150 
200 
175 
200 
125 
150 
110 
200 
150 
250 



60 
160 
250 
125 
125 
200 
200 
150 
150 
200 
150 
200 

75 
130 

150 



125 
50 
150 
2(J0 



187 
169 

50 
136 

54 
150 

44 
250 

50 
268 

25 



20 
80 
500 
33 
70 
128 
202 
36 
222 
320 
146 
170 
25 
70 
150 
194 



150 104 



226 
256 

56 
168 
123 
187 

28 
350 

46 
486 

37 



25 
99 
660 
25 
80 
141 
222 
58 
360 
631 
1.58 
209 
35 
100 
229 



413 
425 
106 
304 
177 
337 

72 
600 

96 
754 

62 



45 
179 
1160 

68 
150 
269 
474 

94 
582 
951 
304 
379 

60 
1701 
3731 



245! 439 1 



98 
181 
77 
100 
2(X> 163 
150 172! 
300! 237! 
1001 29 1 
1001 511 
2001 235! 
1451 631 
....! 71 
200 ! 53! 
. .. .1. .. .1 



111 
97 
20 
73 
165 
197 
254 



2151 
1851 
38!. 
150 . 
265 
360 
426 



S o 



12 



3761 6131 

251 54|. 

52! 103!. 

3151 550 

67! 130 

251 32 

113! 1661. 

,...!....!. 



421 



2251 320! 
1.351 841 
1501 100 i 
, ...I 15! 
1501 731 
1501 160! 
2001 2881 
1101 5'»l 
, . . . ! 1061 
701 
.30! 
871 



461 720! 



1351 
2431 
20! 

1001 
2201 
3721 



219 

3-13! 

351 
1821, 
380 
660I 



.. .1 

1001 
1.501 



59 1 1091 
2061 3121 



6 31 



1 . 



151, 
31 
21 
21 
21 
11 
81 
II 



1 
7 

1 2 

5 

2| 18 



I- 



41 10 



41.... 

31 8 



2001 169 1 



100! 

751 
10f)l 
100| 
1901 
...|, 



Total 



31 1251 80 
..|. ...].... 



83! 
511 
1111 
209 
46 
64 
66 
20! 
46 



70 



1.531 . 
81 . 

1881 
3781 

841 
1191 
1991 

501. 

781 



150 201 



61 

2|... 
21... 
..|... 



25 
40 

100 
88 
46 
60 
30 

200 
70 

350 
39 



15 
40 

150 
40 
35 
50 
50 
30 
75 
50 
45 
50 
40 
60 
80 

125 
50 



15 
60 
150 
150 
75 
75 
125 



250' 
67 
50 
50 



6 40 



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FINANCIAL TABLE. 



Churches. 



0) > 

So 



I o.2l 



5S 



Ashland 

Bethany 

1st Bap., Coleraiue 
1st Baptist. Severn 
1st Baptist, Kelford 
2nd Baptist, Union 
2nd Bap., Aulander 

Murfreesboro 

PowellsAnlle 

Piney AVoods Chap. 
Beautiful Zion .... 

Bethel 

Beacon Light .... 

Conoconary 

Cedar Landing .... 
Cah^ary Baptist . . . 

Elm Grove 

Harrellsville Chapel 
Indian Woods .... 
Lincoln's Grove. . . . 

Jerusalem 

Mount Olive 

Moxint Sinai .... 
Mount Moriah . . . 
Mount Herman . . 
Mount Ararat . . 
Mount Pleasant. . 

Mill Neck 

Mill Branch 

Menola 

St. Mark 

Pleasant Oak. . . . 

Saint Elmo 

Peterson's Chapel 
Sandy Branch... 
Pleasant Plains. . 

Oxley's Hill 

South Winton . . , 

Spring Hill 

St. Luke 

Peterson's Grove 
Zion's Bethlehem 
Mount Tabor . . ; . 

Zion Hill 

New Haven 

Zion's Grove. . . . 

Piney Grove 

St. Paul 

New Ahoskie . . . 

Philippi 

St. Johns 

Woodville Plains 

St. Francis 

St. Matthew 

Weeping Mary . . , 
Sandy Point ..... 
Newsom's Grove. 
Wynn's Grove. . . , 
Jordan's Grove.., 

Luella 

New Holly Grove, 
Pleasant Union . , 
Parker's Grove... 

Paul Branch 

Pleasant Hill 



2.00 
1.50 
1.50 
2.00 
1.50 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 



2.00 
3.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
1.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
1.50 
1.50 
1.50 



.50 
.50 
..50 
.50 
.50 
..50 
.50 
.50 
.50 
..50 
.50 



$ .50 
1.00 



.25 

i.'oo 



2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
1.50 
1.50 
2.00 
2.00 
1.50 
1.00 
2.00 
2.00 
1.50 
2.00 
2.00 
1.50 
1.50 
2.00 



1.50 



.50 



.73 

' ' .'so 

.90 
1.00 
.50 



.50 



.$.50$ 1.50 
11.00 



..50 
.50 
2.50 
.501 
..501. 



$15.00 

"ii. '66 
' '4.'66 
' 'h '.m 



,! 6.86 



.50 



.50 



1.60 
1..50 



16.00 
3.. 30 
22.00 



.25 



.25 



.50 
.501 
.50 
.50 
..50 
.50 
.50 
.50 
.50 
.50 
.50 
.50 
.50 
.50 
,50 
.50 



.25 
1.00 



.50 



1^50 

Total 1114.001 



1.00 1.00 



1.50 
.25 



.50 
.50 
1.00 



..50 



.50 
1.00 



.50 
10. (X> 
8.53 

" ."so 

52.00 
3.00 
.50 



15. (X) 
l.(X)i 
10.00 



9.50 
3.50 
4.50 



9.63 
51.00 



..50 

40.00 



12.50 



1.00 
.50 
2.50 



2. .50 

15.00 
1.25 
33.00 
.35 



16.48 

"i."66 
'i.'ss 



..50 
..50 
2.50 



.50 
4.27 
5.00 
1.00 



5.00 



.50 



25.00 
2.00 
3.00 



1.80 
.50 



.25 



5.00 



10.00 
40.00 



41.42 
.50 



5.50 



10.00 



2.50 
8.35 
8.00 



2.50 



40.00 
11.00 



40.00 
18.50 
4.00 
1.50 



.25 

.35 



.50 



2.25 



.25 



2.00 



111.03 
1.50 
7.79 



.00 



18. 



.50 



38.00 
.50 



1.50 
15.00 
4.. 50 
5.50 
50.00 



18.50 



3.00 
10.00 



.50 
2.25 
13.00 



2.00 
9.61 
11.00 



5.00 



5.00 



2.00 



.25 



^50^ 1 2.00 

30. 50| 15 . 38|4 . 50 246T44|452 . 58|364 . 45| 



.50 



6.351 .501 



4J0O 
.251 1233.95 



W. A. CARTER, 
J. W. GAY, 

E. L. SHARP, Committee. 



i; 

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i 









MINUTES 



of the 



Forty-First Ahnual Session 



of the 



WEST ROANOKE 
BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



Held With 

PARKERS GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 
Mapelton, Hertford County, N. C. 

, SEPTEMBER 28-30, 1925 



Rev. Dr. C. S. BROWN, Moderator 
Rev. W. H. LEATH, Secretary 



ENTERPRISE PRINT, WILLIAMSTON, N, C, 
■ jiimii ip 



MINUTES 

of the 

Forty-First Annual Session 

of the 

WEST ROANOKE 
BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



Held With 

PARKERS GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 
Mapelton, Hertford County, N. C. 

SEPTEMBER 28-30, 1925 



The next Association to be held with the Ashland Baptist 
Church, Bertie County, on Tuesday after the Fourth Sunday in Sep- 
tember, 1926. To preach the annual sermon, Rev. H. S. Outlaw; 

Alternate, Rev. H. D, Sessoms. 



Rev. Dr. C. S. BROWN, Moderator 
Rfev. W. H. LEATH; gecrekry 



LIST OF NON-RESIDENT PASTORS 



1. Askew, A. B. Edenton, N. C. 

2. Armstrong, J. J. Elizabeth City, N. C 

3. Brinkley, H. A. Portsmouth, Va. 

4. Bonny, A. J. Wilmington, N. C. 

5. Creecy, W. S Rich Square, N. C. 

6. Leary, D. L. Rich Square, N. C. 

7. Nimmo, J. A. Elizabeth City, N. C. 

8. Privot, U. G. Edenton, N. C. 

9. Roulhac, W. A. Edenton, N. C. 

10. Skinner, J. H. — Hertford, N. C. 

11. Smith, H. A. Hobbsville, N. C. 

12. Trotman, W. H. Elizabeth City, N. C. 

13. Tillery, L. H. Rocky Mount, N. C. 

14. Watkins, G. W. . Raleigh, N. C: 

15. Wynn, C. B. Elizabeth City, N. C. 

LICENSED PREACHERS 

Branch, A Emporia, Va. 

Brown, Paul Kelford, N. C. 

Burden, George Aulander, N. C. 

Cherry, Lewis Lewiston, N. C. 

Coleman, Jacob Coleraine, N. C. 

Conwell, William Coffield, N. C. 

Jones, H. M. Coffield, N. C. 

Jones, J. E. Quitsna, N. C. 

Johnson, Thomas. Como, N. C. 

Johnson, J. J. Coleraine, N. C. 

Johnson, J. S. Suffolk, Va. 

Jenkins, J. H. Windsor, N. C. 

Lipscomb, John Merry Hill, N. C. 

Lipscomb, William Merry Hill, N. C. 

Morris, R. C. Windsor, N. C. 

Moore, William Powellsville, N. C. 

Perry, J. L. Kfelford, N. C. 

Sharrock, T. W. Kelford, N. C. 

Robinson, L. C. : . . Como, N. C. 

Ruffin, James J^orfolk, Va;. 

Roscoe, William Winton, N. C. 

Smith, Lamar Roxobel, N. C. 

Spruill, M. D. Roxobel, N. C. 

Sears, M. D. Roxobel, N. C. 

Wilson, H. E. Merry Hill, N. C. 

Harrell, Charles Bowden, N. i^. 

Williams, A. W . Ahoskie, N. C. 



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PROCEEDINGS 



WEDNESDAiY MORNING 

The West Roanoke Baptist Association met at 11.30 a. m., Wednesday, 
September 30, 1925, with the Parkers Grove Baptist Church, Mapleton, Hert- 
ford County, N. C. 

The devotional services were conducted by Reverends Luke Moore and 
Vv'. D. Sessoms. Rev. Moore read the fourth epistle of St. John. Rev. Ses- 
&oms lead the singing of "My Soul, Be On Thy Guard." Prayer by Rev. 
C. B. Sharp. 

The Moderator, Dr. C. S. Brown, called the association to order. The roll 
of churches was called; and, finding the constitutional number being pres- 
ent, the Moderator announced that the body was ready for business. 

The Rev. W. S. Creecy, the pastor of the church, extended a most cor- 
dial and hearty welcome to the delegates and visitors. Rev. D. L. Simmons 
responded in an eloquent and short speech. The pastor and deacons were 
made a committee on entertainment, who announced the following: Assemble 
at 9.30 a. m.; recess at 1.30; reassemble at 2.30; adjourn at pleasure of the 
body. 

The Moderator announced the following committees: 

Finance: Luke Moore, D. S. Lassiter, William Carter. 

Digest of Letters: E. L. Sharp, J. W. Jackson, J. T. Riddick. 

On Grievances: P. A. Bishop, A. B. Askew, H. D. Sessoms, J. W. Jen- 
kins, M. H. A. Riddick. 

On Place of Meeting of the Next Association: L. D. Clark, A. D. Hex- 
tal, J. H. Moore, Martin Cooper, Noah Valentine, J. O. Morris, Allen Cobb, 
R. B. Speller. 

On Officers: L. C. Cooper, P. D. Gaskins, Riddick Newsome, George 
Simmons, Martin Spivey, E. H. Taylor, McRae. 

On Temperance: W. E. Etheridge, J, J. Armstrong, W. H. Trotman, H. 
B. Spivey. 

On Resolutions: J. S. L. Holloman, G. T. Rousan, W. S. Creecy, J. W. 
Graves, J. W. Watkins. 

On Obituaries: W. A. Cobb, H. S. Outlaw, L. D. Thompson, J. A. Nimo, 
Z. B. Wynne. 

The annual sermon was preached by Rev. C. B. Sharp and alternate, 
H. A. Brinklsy, who led in singing, "I Love Thy Church, O God." Prayer by 
1:1. D. Sessoms. Text: Psalms, 46 division of Psalms. Theme: "God's Care 
of His Church." The sermon was forecful and well delivered, carrying con- 
viction. 

Visiting brethren were invited to seats, and the following-nam^d breth- 
ren came forward and were introduced: 

R. H. Patterson, pastor of First Baptist Church, of Ahoskie; G.- ,T. 

Rouser, of the First Baptist Church, of Murfreesboro; — Sandalin, of 

Petersburg, Va,;- -^i— M4;Ra,«; Qf E City; p. H. Norman, of .Elizrabeth 



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City; A. B. Askew, of Edenton; Tyre, of Washington, N. C; W. A. 

Roulhac, of Edenton, N. C. Rev. Jean Jacques, of Hayti, was also introduced. 
The Moderator announced that he would address the body on its reassem- 
])lage on "The Haytian Church and Its Needs." 
The association adjourned by benediction. 



AFTERNOON SESSION 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Reverends Trotman and U. G. 
Privot. Rev. Trotman sang "I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord. Rev. Privot read 
the eighth chapter of Romans. Prayer by Rev. Trotman. The minutes of 
the morning session were read and approved. 

By consent of the body in forenoon session. Rev. Jean Jacques, of Hayti, 
addressed the association on the needs of the Haytian Church. A collection 
of $62.25 was taken up for the Haytian Church. 

Rev. J. S. L. HoUoman, of Washington, D. C. — after the report of the 
Committee on Obituaries — ^was chosen to deliver the eulogy on the life and 
ministry of Rev. William Reed, also the life and labors of Deacon Wright 
Cherry, and others. 

The Committee on the Next Meeting of the Next Association submitted 
the following: To meet with the Ashland Baptist Church, in Bertie County, 
North Carolina, on Wednesday after the fourth Sunday in September, 1926. 
To preach the annual sermon. Rev. H. S. Outlaw; alternate, H. D. Sessoms. 
The association was adjourned with prayer by Rev. F. O. Bryant. 



THURSDAY MORNING SESSION 

The association was called to order at 9.30 o'clock, a. m. Devotional 
exercises were conducted by Rev. U. G. Privot and J. J. Armstrong. The 
association sang Hymn 626, "O For a Closer Walk With God." The 25th 
chapter of St. Matthew was read. Prayer by Rev. C. B. Sharp. 

The minutes of the Wednesday afternoon session were read, corrected, 
•ind approved. The Treasurer submitted his report, which was approved (see 
report). The Historian made his report (see report). The Committee on 
Officers submitted the following report: For Moderator, Dr. C. S. Brown; 
Vice Moderator, J. P. Law; Secretary, W. H. Leath; Assistant, D. L. Sim- 
mons; Historian, W. S. Etheridge; Treasurer, Jas. H. Biggs. 

The Committee on Time, Place and Preachers of the Next Association 
submitted the following: To meet with the Ashland Baptist Church, in Ber- 
tie County, N. C, on Wednesday after the fourth Sunday in September, 1926. 
To preach the annual sermon, Rev. H. S. Outlaw; alternate, Rev. H. D. Ses- 
f:oms. 

The Committee on Grievances submitted their report (see report). 

By special order, Rev. G. W. Watkins presented the pressing needs of 
Shaw University in a very impressive manner, after which a collection of 
$30.50 Was taken up for the cause. The Moderator laid great stress on pas- 
tors and members in helping to raise the $5,000 for the University, which is 
^0 hadly TiQQ^ed at pYQ^^nt. 

The afesdcii^iib^ adjoumed to dinner. Prayer b^r Rp"^^ Vanrt. 



WEST ROANOKE ASSOCIATION 5 



THURSDAY EVENING SESSION 
Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. P. J. Vann and Rev. Bro. 
Sears. Rev. Vann redd the 90th Division of the Psalms. Rev. Sears sang, 
"All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name." Rev. Sears led in prayer. 

The minutes of the morning session were read and approved. The Fi- 
nance, Resolutions, and Digest of Church Letters Committees submitted their 
reports (see reports). 

The association adjourned to meet with th^ Ashland Baptist Church on 
Wednesday after the Fourth Sunday in September, 1926. 
Hymn: "God Be With You Till We Meet Again." 
Benediction. ^ 

Rev. Dr. C. S. BROWN, Moderator. 

Winton, N. C. 
W. H. LEATH, Cleric 

Windsor, N. C. 



REPORTS 



HISTORIAN'S REPORT 
Church Building 

Elm Grove Church, pastored by Rev. D. L. Simmons, has built a pas- 
tor's study at a cost of five hundred dollars. 

Mount Olive Church people are building a new church at a cost of ten 
thousand dollars. 

Deaths 

Stewart Winston, deacon of St. Elmo Church, was shot and killed by 
Raymond Spruill, a white man. Stewart Winston was a good, law-abiding 
citizen. Both white and coolred highly esteemed him. 

Mrs. M. W. Winston, the wife of Stewart Winston, died about a month 
before her dear husband was shot by Raymond Spruill. Mrs. Winston was 
clerk of St. Elmo Church at the time of her death; also one of the instruc- 
tors in Bertie Academy. 

Spring Hill Church lost during the summer three of its most splendid 
deacons: Caesar Smallwood, Shadrack Clark, and Willis Williams. 

Ashland Church lost its clerk, S. L. Leary, and Mrs. Inez Gaston Hog- 
gard, a very prominent member. 

Dr. William Reed, who was also claimed by death, was one of the lead- 
ing pastors in the State. He was an ideal pastor, giving a life of real serv- 
ice to his people. He put his life upon the altar to help lift the world to a 
better and brighter day. 

New Pastors 

New Ahoskie Church has a new pastor, Rev. Patterson; Zion Grove 
Church has called Rev. L. T. Bond; Dr. C. S. Brown has been called to Mill 
Neck Church; Rev. Rawser has gone to Murfreesboro. 

Zion Hill Church 

This is one of the oldest churches in the association. The writer pro- 



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FORTY- FIRST ANNUAL SESSION 



lessed faith in the Lord Jesus at this spot. The first pastor of this church 
was Kev. Emmanuel Keynold. He preacHed in an old log house tor a num- 
ber 01 years. Several pastors have pastored this churcn since the death of 
Kev. J^mmanuei Keynoiu. The present pastor is Kev. Nimo. This churcn 
unuer ms pastorship is one of tne largest contributors to Bertie Academy, 
it gave to It last year seventy-six dollars and fifty cents. We hope that 
more of the churches will help more largely this institution. A dormitory 
lor boys is badly needed. 



REPORT OF THE COMMllTEE ON TEMPERANCE 
( i(,'e, your Committee on Temperance, beg leave to report the same resc- 
lutio^i as follows: 

\vhereas, Keligion has made such an impression on the whole world 
against the use of intoxicating drinks unlawfully used; and 

Wnereas, The Scriptures speak against their unlawful use in the words, 
"Wine is a mocker and strong drink is raging." Therefore, be it 

Resolved, Tfiat we, the Baptist Churcn, discourage its unlawful use; and 

Resolved further. That all members of the Missionary Baptist Church, 
be they ministers, deacons, or laymen, found guilty of making, selling, or 
using intoxicating drinks, after being dealt with, and the crime proved true, 
shall be excluded from our membership. 

And whereas, reckless car riding on the Lord's Day has become so abomi- 
nable and tnat the safety of our people is endangered; therefore, be it 

Resolved, Tnat the Baptist Church discourage and condemn such. 

All of which we humbly submit. 

W. S. ETHERIDGE, Chairman of Committee. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON GRIEVANCES 
We, your Committee on Grievances, desire to make the following report: 
That the matter submitted to the committee by Brother H. E. Sessoms, 
between his church, Harrellsville Chapel, and himself, be referred to his 
church for further consideration. 
Respectfully, 

Rev. P. A. BISHOP, 
Rev. A. B. ASKEW, 
Rev. H. D. SESSOMS, 

Rev. JENKINS, 

Rev. M. H. A. RIDDICK. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 
Whereas, The Bertie County Training School is doing such good work 
in training our boys and girls to be useful Christian citizens and is doing 
creditable work in both the elementary and high school departments; also is 
recognized as a certified high school that is doing commendable work, and 
is to be standardized this school year: Be it 

Resolved, That the Bertie County Training School become one of the 
objects of this association. 

C. G. WHITE. 



WEST ROANOKE ASSOCIATION 



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Whereas, The Parkers Grove Baptist Church and its pastor, Rev. W. S. 
Creecy,- together with the aid of sister churches and fellow pastors have la- 
bored earnestly endeavoring to entertain the West Roanoke Association; be it 

Resolved, That we extend to the church and pastor our sincere thanks 
for their kind hospitality. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. L. S. HOLLOMAN, 
G. T. ROUSAN, 
W. S. CREECY, 
G. W. WATKINS, 
J. W. GAY. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON DIGEST OF LETTERS 

We, your Committee on Digest of Letters, beg leave to make the follow- 



ing report: 

Number male members 5,881 

Number of female members 7,123 



Total number members 13,004 



Number baptisms . 697 

Number received by letters 70 

Number restored 85 

Total 155 



1,007 



Number dismissed by letter 38 

Number excluded 52 

Number deaths 87 



Total 177 



Net loss 4,277 

Number of Sunday school scholars 2,754 

Eleven churches failed to answer. 



E. L. SHARP, 

J. T. RIDDICK, 

J. W. JACKSON, Committee. 



TREASURER'S REPORT 
Disbursements 



To C. S. Brown, Moderator $ 4.50 

C. S. Yeates, secretary 15.00 

D. L. Simons 3.00 

J. P. Law, Vice Moderator 4.00 



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Sexton, Zion Hill Church 5.00 

C. S. Brown, Waters Institute 58.00 

William Carter, Bertie Academy 812.05 

W. S. Creesey, Rich Square 12.00 

C. S. Brown, State convention 37.00 

C. S. Brown, foreign missions 227.82 

C. S. Yeates, balance on minutes 24.00 

G. W. Watkins, Shaw University . 63.00 

J. H. Biggs, Treasurer 4.00 

W. H. Leathe, digest letters 9.00 

W. S. Etheridge, historian 5.00 

Luke Moore, finance committee 9.00 

Mrs. Edna Jones 51.00 



Total paid out $1,500.37 



Total receipts $1,593.86 

Total paid out 1,500.37 



Balance $ 93.49 

Balance to be paid 29.00 



Leaves balance of : $ 64.49 

Later paid C. S. Brown tor minutes 64.47 

Mailing .02 



Amount left None 

Due on minutes $ 14.53 

All, I, J. H. Biggs, submit to your consideration. 

J. H.BIGGS, Treasurer. 



FINANCIAL 

Association $ 159.00 

State convention 26.50 

For Shaw University 42.75 

Orphan asylum 16.65 

Foreign missions 139.40 

Bertie Academy 948.06 

W. N. L 361.68 

R. S. A. 9.60 



Total $1,670.69 

STATISTICAL 

Male - 5,881 

Female 7,123 

Baptized 697 

Restored . 85 

Received by letter . 70 

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WEST ROANOKE ASSOCIATION 



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LIST OF RESIDENT ELDERS 



Andrews, Jessie Woodland 

Beecher, Britton Merry Hill 

Brown, C. S. Winton 

Bond, L. T. Windsor 

Bryant, T. Windsor 

Bemby, M. M. Coleraine 

Bishop, P. A. Roxobel 

Cooper, Richard Windsor 

Early, D. W. Lewiston 

Everett, C. T. Kelford 

Everett, Levi Harrellsville 

Gatlin, W. D. Coffield 

Grav, W. J. Aulander 

Gray, G. W. Windsor 

Hoggard, R. W. Powellsville 

Moore, Luke Powellsville 

Jenkins, J. W. Windsor 

Jones T. D. Harrellsville 

Law, J. P. Merry Hill 

Leary, L. L. Merry Hill 



Leath, W. H. Windsor 

Moore, W. T. Coleraine 

Meyrich, E. Como 

Miller, H. H. Coleraine 

Outlaw, H. S. Merry Hill 

Sessoms, W. D. Aulander 

Sessoms, H. D. Powellsville 

Riddick, M. H. A Windsor 

Sharp, C. B. Coffield 

Shamrock, J. W. Harrellsville 

Smithwick, H. Woodard 

Sharp, W. P. Powellsville 

Sills, J. S. Ahoskie 

Simons, D. L. Powellsville 

Speller, L. J. Windsor 

Stewart, D. W. Lewiston 

Reid, S. M. Winton 

Vann, P. J. Ahoskie 

Ward, J. W. Coleraine 

Watson, N. H. Harrelsville 



CONSTITUTION 



ARTICLE 1. This body shall be known by the name of the West Roan- 
oke Missionary Baptist Association. 

ARTICLE 2. It shall be the design of this body (1) to advance the 
Kingdom of Christ among; (2) to foster harmony among the churches; (3) 
to encourage home and foreign missions; (4) to promote ministerial educa- 
tion; (5) to aid in sustaining Waters Normal Institute, located at Winton, 
N. C.; Bertie Academy, located at Windsor, N. C; Rich Square Academy, 
Rich Square, N. C. 

» 

ARTICLE 4. This Association shall be composed of delegates connected 
vv^ith it. Each church shall be entitled to two delegates. All delegates must 
be in good standing and full fellowship in the church they represent; also all 
the ministers who are members of the churches connected with the associa- 
tion and of good repute are members of the association. Other ordained 
ministers of the same faith and order may become members of the associa- 
tion by presenting letters of dismission from the association to which they 
formerly belonged, by paying one dollar. And all ministers pastoring 
churches belonging to the association and not holding their membership in 
any of the churches composing this body, who regularly attend this associa- 
tion, shall be regarded members of the body, and shall be entitled to all the 
privileges. 

ARTICLE 4. Delegates from each church shall present a letter stat- 
ing the condition of the church, the amount of money sent for each of the 
special objects and certifying the election and naming the delegates. 

ARTICLE 5. The officers shall be a Moderator, Vice Moderator, a Re- 
cording and Corresponding Secretary, and Treasui^er. They shall hold their 
officfe for a term of one year, or until their successors are dply- elected. 



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FORTY - FIRST ANNUAL SESSION 



ARTICLE 6. It shall be the duty of the Moderator to preside during t^Q 
deliberations of this association, preserve order, vote in case of a tie, decide 
questions of order, sign all orders for the disbursements of money out of the 
treasury, and to perform all duties usually devolving upon such officer. 

ARTICLE 7. It shall be the duty of the Vice Moderator to assume the 
duties of the Moderator in his absence. 

ARTICLE 8. It shall be the duty of the Clerk to record proceedings of 
each session, sign all orders legally drawn on the Treasurer, compile the min- 
utes for publication, and distribute the same, when printed, among the 
churches. He shall also keep a faithful account of money deposited into and 
paid out of the treasury. 

ARTICLE 9. It shall be the duty of the Corresponding Secretary to 
keep in correspondence with other proper bodies and persons respecting the 
objects of this association, keeping a list of all ordained ministers and make 
report in writing at each annual session. 

ARTICLE 10. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to receive and hold 
all funds coming into the association, and disburse the same only by order 
of the body, duly signed by the Moderator and Clerk. He shall make to the 
association an annual report on the condition of the treasury, and shall be re- 
sponsible for ail moneys paid out illegally. 

ARTICLE 11. Any Missionary Baptist Church wishing to become a 
member of the association shall present a petition at an annual meeting 
through delegates, and if admitted, shall pay an initiatory fee of $2, and be- 
ing received the Moderator shall extend the right hand of fellowship to the 
delegates, but this association shall not maintain fellowship with any church 
that fails to preserve Gospel order. 

ARTICLE 12. The association shall hold its sessions annually at such 
time and place as it may choose, and may invite visiting brethren to seats 
and to extend to them all privileges of this body, save that of voting. 

ARTICLE 13. This constitution may be amended at any annual session 
by a two-thirds vote of the members. 



RULES OF ORDER 

SECTION 1. This body shall convene annually at the time and place of 
appointment. 

SECTION 2. During each annual session it shall meet and adjourn from 
day to day at the hour fixed by the body. 

SECTION 3. All meetings of this body shall be opened and closed by 
religious exercises. 

SECTION 4. A majority of the members present shall constitute a 
quorum for the transaction of business. 

SECTION 5. No member shall absent himself temporarily without con- 
sent of the Moderator, nor finally absent himself without leave of the body. 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Calling of the roll of churches, - 

2. Reading constitution and rules of order. 

3. Introductory sermon. 

4. Appointment of committees. 

5. Inviting visiting brethren and corresponding messengers to sit with us. 

6. Receiving new churches. 

7. Receiving reports of standing committees-. 

8. Receiving reports of all committees. 
J>. Hearing corresponding: messengers;* 

10. i^ppointing new standing committees, 

11. Miscdlaneaus, business. , . . . ' \- 



FINANCIAL TABLE— WEST ROANOKE ASSOCIATION, 1925 



CHURCHES 


c 


Con. 




c 


gn mis'ns 


! Acad. 


rs Inst. 


Academy 


UVersity 


►J 




Assoc 


State 




Orphj 


Forei] 


Bertit 


Watei 


w 
W 


Shaw 


TOTA 






















3.00 


50 

50 








25.00 












3.00 








19.50 


—5.00 




— 30.00 




- 3.00 1 .50 1 


.50 


1.50 












3.00 1 .50 


— 
- 




_ _.0U 1 

- 1.00 1 200.00 


1.00 






5.00 




_-3.00 1 .50 1 


1 21.25 . 
9.00 1 32.00 - 










Harrellsville Chapsl 


3.00 1 .50 1 
3.00 .50 


2.00 1 
12.13 1 


10.00 












3.00 


50 






_ 5.00 1 50.00 








58.50 




3.00 1 _.50 1 


1.50 1 1.00 


- 










3.00 1 .50 1 


6.50 












3.00 


50 






2.50 




7.50 






11.00 




3.00 


50 






.50 


50.00 






1.00 




55.00 




3.00 1 .50 1 




1.50 


5.00 


1.00 


_-1.00 




12.00 




3.00 1 _.50 




"—.50" 




27.00 






31.00 


Mount Moriah 


3.00 1 .50 1 




3.001 


46.00 


- 




52.50 




3.00 


50 




-1.50 


_ 19.13 1 _ - 


40.00 





[ 5.00 


69.13 




3.00 1 .50 1 




.50 1 1.00 








5.00 


Mill Neck 


3.00 


1 .50 1,. 




1.00 




26.50 







30.00 


Mill Branch 


3.00 


1 - .50 1 




_ 3.001 _ - 


3.50 







10.00 




3.00 .50 1 1 _ 1 


1.50 





- - 


, 5.00 


Murfreesboro, 1st Baptist 


3.001 .501 1 1 


21.50 






I 25.00 




3.00 


1 .50 1 




.50 




6.00 







1 10.00 




3.00 1 .50 1 




4.69 


1 -.31 


.50 


—.50 




9.50 


New Haven 


3.00 


1 50 


1 






1 












3.00 


1 .50 1 




1 3.00 1 19.50 









25.00 




3.00 


1 50 








1 1.50 







[ - 


— .00 




3.00 


1 50 


1 




1 1..50 




7.00 





1 


12.00 




3.00 ! .50 1 




1 1.00 1 _ 97.00 









101.50 




3.00 


1 50 






1 2.00 




44.50 







50.00 




3.00 1 .50 




—2.00 




1 5.00 






1 2.00 


50 


13.00 




3.00 


1 50 




__1.00 


1 2.00 


1 3.50 






10.00 




3.00 


1 .50 1 






1 6.50 




1 




10.00 




3.00 


■ 50 








1 6.50 




1 




10.00 


Sandy Branch 


3.00 1 .50 


1- 


__1.00 


1 2.00 


I 5.00 








11.50 




3.00 


1 .50 1 




1 16.00 


1 i^m 









94.60 


St. Mark 


1 . . . L. . _ 












3.00 


' 50 




-__.50 


1 4.00 L_ 40.00 








48.00 


St. Elmo _ _ . 


3.00 


1 m 1 




1 25.00 










28.50 


St. Paul 


3.00 


1 .50 


T- 






1 50.00 








53.50 




3.00 


1 50 


1 




1 .50 


1 6.00 








10.00 


St. Matthew 


3.00 


1 50 






1 2.35 


1 _ 3.50 








9.35 


St. John 


3.00 


1 50 


1- 


-_.40 


1 6.10 




30.00 






40.00 


Spring Hill 


3.00 


1 50 


1- 






1— -23.50 








27.00 




3.00 


1 50 


1- 


iiiro'd" 


—1—750" 




10.00 






15.00 


Weeping Mary 


3.00 


1 50 


1- 


1 6750" 






10.00 


Winton, 1st Baptist 


3.00 


' 50 






1 3.00 1 


19.50 






25.00 




3.00 


1 50 




—.50 


j 1.50 


i 4.50 








10.00 


Wynns Grove 


3.00 


1 50 


~ 




1 8.00 


l___41.50 








53.00 


Zion Bethlehem 


3.00 


I .50 


1- 


—4.50 


1 2 00 1 65.00 








75.00 


Zion Grove 


3.00 


■ 50 




_.2.00 


1 13.00 




12.50 






31.00 


Zion Hill 


3.00 


1 50 


il 


_:i.5o 


1 2.00 


1 68.00 








75.00 




III 1 










Hillside 


3.00 


1 50 








< 1.50 1 








5.00 




3.00 


1 50 


1 






1 1 








TOTALS 


$159.00 1- $26,501 $16.65 


1 $139,40 1 $948,061 $361.08 


$9,50 1 $10.50 


$1670.99 



STATISTICAL TABLE— WEST ROANOKE ASSOCIATION— 1925 



Aulander 

Ashland 

Beacon Light 

Beautiful Zion 

Bethany 

Calvary 

Cedar Landing 

Coleraine, 1st Bap. __ 

Elm Grove 

Harrellsville Chapel _ 

Indian Woods 

Kelford, 1st Bap. 

Lincolns Grove 

Mt. Ararat __ . 

Mt. Herman 

Mt. Moriah 

Mt. Olive 

Mt. Sinai 

Mt. Pleasant 

Mill Neck 

Mill Branch 

Menola 

Murf'sboro, 1st Bap.- 

New Ahoskie ^ 

Newsoms Grove 

New Haven 

New Holly Grove — 

Oxley Hill 

Luella 

Parkers Grove 

Petersons Chapel 

Phillippi 

Piney Woods Chapel- 
Powellsv'e, 1st Bap.- 

Pleasant Oak 

Pleasant Plains 

Petersons Grove 

Sandy Branch 

Sandy Point 

St. Mark 

St. Luke 

St. Elmo - 

St. Francis 

St. Matthew 

St. John 

St. Paul 

Spring Hill 

' Union, 2d Bap 

Weeping Mary 

Winton, 1st Bap. 

Woodville Plains 

Wynns wove 

Zion Grove 

1 Zion Bethlehem 

i Zion Hill 

1 New Jordan Grove - 

I Hillside 

! Conoconarv , 



D. L. Simons 



W. S. Creecy 



POST OFFICE 



Rich Square 



P. D. Gaskins 



J. E. Hill 



POST OFFICE 



Merry HilL 



Powellsville 



P. A. Gaskins, Allen Cobb . 



Jack 



Luke Moore 



.40 25 



,1|_2;.. 



A. B. Askew 
J. H. Skinner __ 

D. L. Simons 
H. A. Smith 

J. P. Law 

A, J. Boney 

Levi Everett 

E. M. Tyrb 

J. J. Armstrong 
C. S. Brown 
W. S. Creecy 

Levi Everett 

J. J. Armstrong 

C. S. Brown 

J. S. Sills 



Edenton 

Hertford 

Powellsville 

Hobbsville 

Merry Hill ___ 

Wilmington 

Coffield 

Washington 
Elizabeth City 

Winton 

Rich Square 

Coffield 

Elizabeth City 

Winton 

Ahoskie 



W. M. Carter 
Jackson Hollv _ 

J. M. Early 

E. L. Sharp 

H. B. Spivey — 
Ethel Walton __ 
G. D. Manley 
J. P. Hendrick _ 

R. C. Lee 

J. W. Vann 

B. H. Peel 

Joe Englehart _ 

C. H. Lassiter _ 

A. Myrick 

J. F. Hardy 



Windsor 

Merry Hill _ 
Aulander, R. 

Coffield 

Quistna 

Kelford 

Coffield 

Aulander 

Aulander 

Ahoskie 

Lewiston 



Harrellsville 

Como 

Aulander 



W. M. Carter, W. M. Speller 

P. A. Valentine 

Henry Early, J. M. Early _ 
Jack Everett, E. L. Sharp _ 

H. B. Spivey 

V. R. Lassiter 

J. W. Simons 

A. A. Cherry 

J. D. Bunch 

A. J. Jordan 

A. J. Lee 

J. J. Cooper 

D. S. Lassiter 

J. F. Riddick, A. Myrick 

J. F. Hardy 



300|43 
300 43 
-40|25 
_75 -8 
150|11 
..60 16 
-201-3 
-25 12 
-25|-1 



_5o|35 
125 41 
_85|14 



-11-2-2 — I— 
-l-i- -I- 
4—1-21-51-2 



.31-1- 
.5-1 12 
.11-1-1 



-1-2 



L. J. Rauser -_ 



Murfreesboro 



R. L. Lawrence 



R. L. Lawrence 



Sharp 



A. J. Boney 



Wilmington 



H. W. Lane - 
J. S. Rankin 
Sue E. Eton 



Coleraine - 
Merry Hill 
Kelford — 



H. W. Lane 

N. D. Holly 

Oscar Porter 



U. G. Privott 
C. S. Brown _ 



Edenton 

Winton 



A. D. Heckstall 
J. A. Sears 



Merry Hill 
Coffield 



H. D. Heckstall . 
Riddick Newsome 



.321-5 
.25' 
.20|13 



A. B. Askew— 
H. A. Brinckley 

G. W. Watkins 

H. D. Sessoms „ 
P. A. Bishop 

J. P. Law 

Herbert Jenkins 
W. H. Trotman 
D. L. Simons 
D. L. Leary 



Edenton 

Portsmouth, Va.. 

Raleigh 

Powellsville 

Roxobel 

Merry Hill 

Aulander 

Elizabeth City _ 
Powellsville — . 
Rich Square 



C. B. Wynn — _ 

D. L. Simons 

W. D. Early - 
L. B. Thompson 
W. D. Early — 
C. C. Brown _._ 
L. G. Powell -_ 



Elizabeth City 
Powellsville — _ 

Lewiston 

Hortford 



Winton 

Suffolk, Va. 



L. T Bond 

C. M. Cartwright 

J. A. Nimo 

J. J. Armstrong - 
L. H. Tillerv „. 
J. P. Law -1 



Windsor 

Elizabeth City , 
Elizabeth City . 
Eliiabeth City 
Rocky Mount _ 
Merrv Hill — 



C. J. White 

J. W. Grandy 

S. T. Collins — . 

A. Ravner 

R. C. Biggs 

W. S. Etheridge . 

Geo. Simons 

Henry B. Cooper, 
J. C. Herbert — . 
W. M. Bond — . 
Johnnie G. Rice . 
C. P. Mitchell -. 
Daniel Roulhac _ 



Powellsville . 

Windsor 

Winton 

Windsor 

Kelford — . 

Windsor 

Powellsville . 

Windsor 

Windsor 

Windsor 

Windsor 

Ahoskie 

Woodard — . 



C. G. White 

H. A. Brinkley 

G. L. Chavias, H. G. Hall 

Roulah Mitchell 

J. H. Biggs, Henry Bishop 

Martin Spivey 

George Simons 

W. M.Cooper 

James Bird, J. C. Herbert 

Lewis Bond, Tommie Bond 

J. E. Harmon 

C P. Mitchell, C. P. McGlohorn 
J. W. Jenkins 



200 53 
125|27 

200; 



.2i-ll_6 
.5L1I-, 



_5|-5 



-45 
272 
247 367 
-14 —9 
70 -90 
75 149 
51 
-751100 
-911113 
1291147 



-75|14 
-40 -2 
125126 
-50 24 

leo 17 
29 
23 
-1 
15 
14 



±1: 

.3L3|-! 



-4L7 
-1-1 
151-6 



.11-2 
.2121-5 



.2L.L 
.2-2'. 



W. C A£ko>^- 



'.ulander 



Harrcl! 



110175 



J. R. Weaver „. 

J. B. Bond 

William White -. 
J. H. Hardy — . 
L. C. Hoggard _. 
W. M. Johnsoii . 
Luella Taylor _. 

Lewis Bond 

J. W. Jackson — , 



Winton 

Lewiston - 
Coleraine - 
Woodland 

Windsor 

Coleraine _ 

Winton 

Qnistna — 
Aalander _ 



J. R. Weaver, Frank Morris 

Dossie Sharrock 

William White 

U. G. Speller 

J. G. Taylor 

G. T. White. W. M. Johnson 

W. H, Vaughn 

Triem Smallwood 

J. •yy. Jackson , ^— - 



-64-91 
-791-96 
-591-71 
250315 



.155 125 
.175 
.130(100 
.5651100 



235'275 
_80|-20 
U-8 

110 



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MINUTES 



or THE 



Forty Fifth Annual Session 

West Roanoke . 
Baptist Association 

HE,LI) WITH 

NEW HAVEN BAPTIST CHURCH 

DR. P. A. ERSHOP, Pastor 
.Near Murfreesboro, N. C. 
SEPTEMBER 25-26, 1929 



DR. C. S. BROWN, Moderat^ 



*OUS0N, Secretary 

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A. J: 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

Forty Fifth Annual Session 

West Roanoke 
Baptist Association 

HELD WITH 

NEW HAVEN BAPTIST CHURCH 

DR. P. A. BISHOP, Pastor 
Near Murfreesboro, N. C. 
SEPTEMBER 25-26, 1929 ^ 



The next session will be held with the First Baptist Church, 
Colerain, N. C, Wednesday and Thursday after the fourth Sunday 
in September (October 1-2), 1930. Rev. Z. B. Wynn, Pastor. 



OFFICERS OF THE ASSOCIATION 

C. S. BROWN ------- Moderator 

D. L. SIMONS Vice-Moderator 

G. T. ROUSON Recording Secretary 

LUKE MOORE, JR. - - - - Assistant Secretary 
J. E. LAWRENCE - - - - Corresponding Secretary 

J. H. BIGGS Treasurer 

P. A. BISHOP -------- Historian 

W. S. CREECY - - Auditor 



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The Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Conference will meet with 
Zoar Baptist Church, near Conway, N. C, Sunday, August 31, 
1930. Dr. P. A. Bishop, Pastor. Let every church in the Associa- 
tion be represented. 



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PROCEEDINGS 

The forty^fifth annual session of the West Roanoke Baptist Associa- 
tion convened with New Haven Baptist Church, Wednesday, September 
25, 1929, at 10:30 A. M., with Moderator C. S. Brown in the chair. De- 
votional exercises were conducted by Revs. J. W. Gray and E. D. Harrell. 
The choir sang Hymn iNumber 11. Rev. Gray read the 96th Psalm. Prayer 
was offered by Rev. Harrell. The second selection, "Must Jesus Bear the 
Cross Alone," was sung by the New Haven Baptist Church Choir. The 
roll of phurches was called. Twenty-two answered to their names. The 
pastor, i)r. P. A. Bishop, delivered a very cordial welcome address. In 
addition to the words of welcome, the pastor gave a short historical sketch 
of the church. When he had finished speaking everybody present felt very 
much welcomed. Dr. J. L. S. HoUomon, of Washington, D. C, Aith well 
chosen words, responded to the address of welcome. The moderator, Dr. 
C. S. Brown, spoke at length concerning the activities of Rev. Bishoo. 
"Rev. Bishop is an ideal pastor," exclaimed the moderator. Dr. Brown 
spoke of the great work that Rev. Bishop is doing at all of his churches. 
The Constitution was read by Rev. D. L. Simons. The next in order was 
the moderator's annual message. 

Synopsis of Moderator's Address 

I am glad to greet you in another annual meeting. We are here on 
the King's business, and I hope each member feels the responsibility that 
comes with honor. 

Things we must keep in mind: 

1. This is a business meeting; of grave importance, in which 7 e are 
to plan to develop^ and finance the Kingdom of Christ. We should put 
forward honest efforts to do our work well. 

2. As to finances, we should be both honest and generous. The work 
cannot be done with small money. We are particularly urged to raise 
money: (a) For associational expenses; (b) for our local educational proj- 
ects; (c) for state missions; (d) for foreign missions, and (e) for Shaw 
University. 

3. Let me urge particularly Shaw's claims. Shaw is our , great mother 
school, our great leading institution. It holds an unpaid claim against 
every Baptist in our State. We are called upon to help endoA' Shaw in 
the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars in four years. This is a 
small amount considering our membership — hardly seventy cents a head. 
1 am asking this Association to pledge and pay not less than ten dollars a 
church for this purpose for the next four years. Some churches can give 
more. Will you do it? 

4. Let us renew our loyalty, to the Baptist State Convention. Our 
chief weakness as Baptists is "state consciousness." We will never be 
able to co-operate in a great program until this quality is developed 
among us. 

The committee on arrangement made its report. The same was 
adopted. 

The introductory sermon was preached by Rev. J. A. Nimmo. His text 
was taken from Isaiah 9:6. His subject was, "A Wonderful Name." His 
message was very much enjoyed. 

iienediction by Rev. L. T. Bond. 



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AFTERNOON SESSION 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Revs. R. W. Hoggard and Ruf- 
fin. Rev. Ruffin sang, ''Blest Be the Tie That Binds." Rev. Hoggard read 
the First Chapter of James. Rev. Hoggard offered prayer. The choir 
sang, ''Where Jesus is 'Tis Heaven There." The minutes of the forenoon 
session were read and approved. The moderator announced the house open 
for business. 

The treasurer (made his report. The report was referred to the auditor. 

Rev. L. T. Bond was introduced to speak concerning the property of 
Bertie Academy after which a collection was called for but over-ruled. 

A motion was made with a second that the churches would pay the 
State Convention $2.00 each out of the amount of money sent up for repre- 
sentation. 

The ministers who had been ordained since the last Association were 
asked to come forward and receive the hand of fellowship. Rev. Johnson, 
of Como, came forward and received the hand of fellowship. 

Visitors were called for. The following came forward: Dr. R. R. Cart- 
wright, moderator of the East Roanoke Baptist Association, and president 
of the N. C. Baptist State Convention. Dr. Cartwright made some very 
important remarks concerning our State work. Referring to the growth 
of the West Roanoke Baptist Association, he said that the child had in 
some respects outgrown the parent body (East Roanoke Baptist Associa- 
tion). Rev. G. C. Owens, of Columbia, N. C, spoke very commendabiy 
concerning the w^ork of Dr. C. S. Brown. Rev. Owens is a successful 
pastor in our Association. Rev. A. W. Lamb, of Weeksville, is also a 
pastor in our Association. Rev. S. L. Lawrence was introduced. The fol- 
lowing paid $1.00 each: Revs. G. C. Owens, A. W. Lamb, ,S. L. Lawrence 
and Prof. C. F. Graves. A collection of $5.25 was raised and given to 
Prof. Graves for Roanoke Institute of which Prof. Graves in principal. 

Dr. R. R. Cartwright was again introduced and spoke at length con- 
cerning our State Convention, of which he is president. Dr. Cartwright 
stated that the Convention had a new constitution and that he hoped the 
churches would stand by the constitution. "This constitution," continued 
the speaker, "is designed to unify the word of our churches. Each church 
will get credit for whatever amount it pays. The churches should do all 
they can to help prepare ministers. The pulpit needs men just as strong 
as those we have in our school houses. One of the State Convention's ob- 
jects is to help prepare ministers. The State Convention stands back of 
Shaw University, and Shaw University turns out well prepared ministers. 
Our State and local bodies should not try to support secondary schools. 
This work is being done by the State. We should have one or two junior 
colleges, and let them be feeders for Shaw University." Closing his re- 
marks. Dr. Cartwright set forth the needs of the State. Said he, "We need 
$5,000 for Shaw University, $5,000 for our State paper, $5,000 for foreign 
missions, $5,000 for secondary schools, and $5,000 for State missions." 

Prof. Graver, financial agent for Shaw University, was introduced and 
made a splendid impression upon his hearers. Prof. Graver's message fol- 
lows in part: "We have 235,000 Baptists in N. C, and yet when we 
think that the money collected for education does not amount to one cent 
for each person in the denomination, it is indeed alarming. Shaw Uni- 
versity has done a great work in North Carolina. Dr. Tupper, who founded 
this institution, had the interest of the Negro at heart. Young Tupper was 
a soldier in the Northern Army, and at the end of the war came to Raleigli 



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to found a Negro school. He did not get any encouragement from the 
white Baptists of Raleigh, but fired by a true missionary spirit, young 
Tupper forged his way ahead. Today we have as the results of his elforts 
Shaw University, which is a credit to the Negro Baptists of North Caro- 
lina." 

Pledge cards were passed out, and the delegates made pledges for their 
churches to Shaw University. 

THURSDAY MORNING SESSION 

The meeting opened at 10:00 o'clock. Devotionals were conducted by 
the Revs. A. J. Jordan and G. W. Gray. Sang Hymn Number 5, "A Charge 
to Keep I Have." Rev. Gray read the 20th Psalm. Prayer was offered by 
Rev. Jordan. The minutes of the previous session were read and approved. 

The following committees were appointed: On resolutions. Revs. J. L. S. 
Hollomon, P. A. Bishop and D. S. Lassiter; on obituary. Revs. P. J. Vann, 
Luke Moore and H. M. Jones; on grievances. Revs. W. S. Creecy, L. T. 
Bond and Wm. Carter. The minutes of the previous meeting were read 
and adopted. Rev. J. M. Ellison, Professor, of Sociology of Virginia State 
College, Petersburg, Va., was introduced and made a splendid impression. 
The historian's report was read and approved. 

Rev. J. M. Ellison, associated by Rev. J. F. Brinkly, ascended the ros- 
trum. Music was furnished by the choir. Rev. Ellison delivered a soul- 
stirring missionary sermon. The whole Association was greatly impressed 
with his messages. 

The following committees made their reports: On grievances, on 
officers. These reports were adopted. See reports. 

Rev. Tilley, acting Dean of the Theological Department of Shaw Uni- 
versity, was introduced and made some very timely statements concerning 
our religious instruction. The Dean spoke of the importance of having 
well trained men and women to teach our children. Said Dean Tilley, 
"How do we expect the children to respect our preachers when the lowest 
trained teacher in our school is higher than some of the preachers in our 
pulpits?" Dean Tilley's message will long be remembered. He lauded 
the work of Shaw University. 

Committee on resolutions made its report. Report was adopted. Rev. 
E. D. Harrell, of Murfreesboro, was recommended by the ministerial coun- 
cil for ordination. 

THURSDAY AFTERNOON SESSION 

Devotionals were conducted by Rev. H. H. Miller. The moderator an- 
nounced the house ready for business. The minutes of the forenoon ses- 
sion were read and approved. Much of the Association's business being 
finished during the forenoon session, the two main items claiming its at- 
tention in the afternoon were the eulgoistic sermon and the report of 
the finance committee. Just before Dr. Hollomon was introduced to de- 
liver the eulogistic sermon, the choir sang, "What Are They Doing in 
Heaven Today?" Dr. D. L. Simons, with well chosen words, seasoned with 
eloquence, introduced Dr. J. L. S. Hollomon, of Washington, D. C, who 
delivered the eulogistic sermon. After announcing his text, Dr. Hollomon 
started out by saying, "Heaven is concerned with two things— the lost 
and the found. There was more rejoicing not on earth but in heaven. 
Jesus was concerned with the lost sheep. God delegates to every man 



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an angel. May your dead be founts of inspiration to help you on your way." 
Before he had finished many in the audience were shedding tears. 
A collection of $8.08 was raised. 

The committee on finance made its report. The report was approved. 
Benediction by Dr. J. L. S. Hollomon. 

C. S. BROWN, Moderator. 

G. T. ROUSON, Secretary. 



HISTORIAN'S REPORT 

When we think of the storms and floods that have swept over a large 
area of our country within the past year; when we think of the millions of 
dollars in property and the thousands of lives that have been lost, our hearts 
go out to God for keeping us secured to see another Association. And as 
we look upon the ripened fields of our adjacent counties, our people have 
much for which to be profoundly thankful. 

In view of the fact that a page is devoted to the digest of letters, and 
a page dedicated to our dead, not much is left to report. However, we 
mi^ht mention a few of the improvements that have taken place since our 
last Association, and we might mention also some of the changes in the 
pastorial fields. Sandy Point 'Church has made more than a thousand dol- 
lars improvement in the way of repairing; Indian Woods Ghurch has added 
much to its looks; Cedar Landing Church has made considerable repairs; 
Pleasant Oak Church is putting on its finishing touch, and will soon be 
one of the best-looking churches in the county; Zion Bethlehem is still with- 
out a house of worship. 

Pastorial Charges 

Peterson Chapel is without a pastor. The other churches are supplied. 

Death Rate 

The 1928 Minutes show an increase in the death rate in preachers and 
deacons of the Association as compared with the year 1927. 

Church Members 

There is an increase in church membership, also an increase in Sunday 
School scholars, but there are no standardized Sunday Schools, and we 
have no B. Y, P. U. reported in the Minutes; we suggest that it would be a 
nice thing to do. 

Revivals 

There have been splendid revivals, and we trust that good results will 
follow. 

Woman's Union 

The Sisters' Union held with St. Luke Church last August was quite 
a success; over a thousand dollars was raised for missions. 

Board of County Commissioners 

This Board has recently built and equipped a $27,000.00 brick school 
building in Windsor for Colored children. It will become an accredited 
High School this session. 

Bertie Academy 

Bertie Academy School property still belongs to the churches of Bertie 
County. It is with the people of the county to say what shall be done with 



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it. The high school was not built on the ''Hill" by the Board of Com- 
missioners. 

W. S. ETHERIDGE, Historian. 



TREASURER'S REPORT 

Kelford, North Carolina. 
The Treasurer's report to the West Roanoke Association, is as follows: 



Paid the following accounts or bills: 

C. S. Brown $ 4.50 

J. P. Law 4.00 

Geo. T. Rouson, secretary 20.00 

D. L. Simons, asst. sec 3.00 

J. H. Biggs, advanced exp.,. $4.69 9.69 

W. !S. Etheridge 5.00 

Rev. C. E. Askew, ser 20.00 

iSexton Cedar Landing Church 5.00 

C. S. Brown, Waters Training School 200.50 

C. G. White, auditor 3.00 

W. M. Carter, Bertie Academy 577.62 

W. S. Creecy, Rich Square Academy 13.00 

€. S. Brown, Foreign Missions 106.11 

'C. S. Brown, State Convention 26.00 

Mrs. Lucy Thompson, Orphanage 20.00 

E. L. Sharp, Committee on Digest Church Letters 9.00 

J. H. Biggs, Finance Committee 9.00 

W. H. Leath, Corresponding Secretary 3.00 

C. F. Graves, Roanoke Institute 15.00 

G. T. Rouson, Minutes 76.00 

Lewis Cooper 3.00 



AMOUNT RECEIVED $1,126.23 

Amount overdrawn 6.19 



AMOUNT PAID OUT $1,132.42 



I, J. H. Biggs, Treasurer of above named body, do so submit the above 
report a true account as treasurer. 

J. H. BIGGS, Treasurer. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 

Whereas, the Rev. A. W. Pegues, D. D., was, for more than a generatioi!, 
an outstanding leader among Baptists in North Carolina and the country, 
made a wonderful and lasting contribution to the life of all our people, 
and whereas, he has recently been translated. 

Therefore, be it resolved, that we note with profound sorrow his passing 
and pledge ourselves to exercise ourselves to the utmost to preserve his 
unique contribution, and to extend and strengthen those institutions to 
which he devoted the gifts and powers of his wonderful life. 

Whereas, we the officers and members of the West Roanoke Baptist 
Missionary Association, in meeting assembled, have been so highly enter- 
tained by the pastor, Rev. P. A. Bishop, and the members and friends oi 



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the New Haven Baptist 'Church; 

Therefore, be it resolved, that we do extend to this pastor and church 
our sincere thanks for the fine entertainment that we have received from 
them. We pray that the richest benedictions of heaven may rest upon 
this big-hearted pastor and people. 

The Committee, 

J. L. S. HOLLOMON. 
P. A. BISHOP. 
D. L. LASSITER. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PLACE OF MEETING 

We, your committee on place of meeting, hereby make the following 
report : 

We recommend that our next session be held with the First Baptist 
Church, Colerain, N. C, Wednesday after the fourth iSunday in September, 
1930. We further recommend that Rev. R. H. Patterson preach the intro- 
ductory sermon, and that his alternate be Rev. H. H. Miller. 

Humbly submitted, 

E. L. BACCHUS, Chairman. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ARRANGEMENT 

We, your committee on arrangement, desire to make our report as 
follows: 

Open 10:00 A. M.; adjourn 12:30 P. M.; reassemble at 2:30 P. M.; ad- 
journ at the pleasure of the body. 

Yours to serve, 

PASTOR and DEACONS. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON GRIEVANCES 

We, your committee on grievances, recommend that Rev. T. W. Shar- 
rock, be restored to all rights and privileges of the ministry, providing said 
recommendation is approved by his church. 

Your committee, 

W. S. CREECY, 
L. T.BOiND, 
WIILLIAM CARTER. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON OFFICERS 

As committee on officers, we hereby submit the following report: 

C. S. Brown Moderator 

D. L. Simons Vice-Moderator 

G. T. Rouson -__ iSecretary 



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Luke Moore, Jr Assistant Secretary 

J. E. Lawrence Corresponding Secretary 

J. H. Biggs Treasurer 

P. A. Bishop Historian 

W. S. iCreecy Auditor 

Respectfully submitted, 

TURNER DOWNING, Chairman. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 

We, your committee on finance, beg leave to make the following report: 



As.1ociation $162.00 

State Convention 39.50 

Foreign Mission 95.57 

Bertie Acadqmiy - i-- 106,50 

Waters Training School 192.39 

Rich Square Institute 16.50 

Ministerial Education 2.00 

Orphan Asylum 13.50 

Powellsville Training School - 20.00 

Collection 15.27 



TOTAL $663.23 



Your committee 

W. E. BENNETT, Chairman. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON DIGEST OF CHURCH LETTERS 

We, your committee on digest of church letters, submit the follow- 



ing report: 

Number of male members 7,174 

Number of female members 8,595 



TOTAL ---- 15,769 

Number of Sunday School scholars 3,992 

Number baptized 652 

Number received by letter 104 

Number dismissed by letter 49 

Number restored 102 

Number excluded 70 

Number of deaths 141 

Net Gain 818 



Respectfully submitted, 

M. P. ETHERIDGE, 
J. T. RIDDICK, 
MUSS COiRA LEE. 



REPORT OF AUDITOR 

Having carefully examined the report of the Treasurer, I find it to 
be correct. 

W. S. CREECY, Auditor. 



10 WEST ROANOKE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

LIST OF ORDAINED MINISTERS 

Armstrong, J. J Elizabeth City 

Beecher, Britton Bembray 

Bembry, M. M __- - Colerain 

Bishop, P. A Rich Square 

Boney, J. A - - Kelford 

Boone, P. L Suffolk, Va. 

Boone, C. C - - - Richmond, Va. 

Bond, L. T Windsor 

Brinkley, H. H Portsmouth, Va. 

Brown, C. ,S Winton 

Bryant, T. Windsor 

Cobb, W. A - - -___,Suffolk, Va. 

Cooper, J. E Quitsna 

Cooper, Richard Windsor 

Creecy, W. S - - Rich Square 

Early, D. W Aulander 

Everett, C. T._-- - Lewiston 

Everett, Levi Cofield 

Catling, W. D - Seaboard 

Gay, W. G Aulander 

Harrell, E. D.___ -Murfreesboro 

Harrell, J. H Woodland,R. F. D. 

Hoggard, R. W.__- - Elizabeth City 

Holmes, A. D Norfolk, Va. 

Hollomon, J. L. S Washington, D. C. 

Jenkins, J. W Windsor 

Jenkins, Herbert Aulander 

Johnson, Thomas Cofield 

Jones, H. M Cofield 

Lane, S. S Mackeys 

Lamb, A. W -__ Weeksville 



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Lassiter, Wiley Woodland 

Law, J. P - -Merry Hill 

Leary, L. L Merry Hill 

Leath, W. H.__- - .Windsor 

Lewis, Cherry- _^ New York 

Lewis, E, M.__- - Drum Hill 

Miller, H. H Colerain 

Moore, W. T Colerain 

Myrick, E Como 

Mimmo, J. A - -Elizabeth iCity 

Newsome, M. N Portsmouth, Va. 

Nicholson, M. C. K - -Enfield 

Outlaw, H. S - - --.-Merry HiU 

Patterson, R. H Ahoskie 

Privott, U. G Edenton 

Reman, K. J - - 

Riddick, M. H. A Powellsville 

Roulhac, W. A - - Merry Hill 

Rouson, George T.-- Murfreesboro 

Sessoms, H. D --Powellsvil]o 

Sessoms, W. D Aulander 

Sharp, C. B.--- - - -_- -Cofield 

Simons, D. L Powellsville 

Sills, J. S Ahoskie 

Skinner, John H Hertford 

Smith, H. A ---..Hobbsviile 

Smithwick, H iSan Souci 

Speller, L. J Windsor 

Tillery, D. L Rich Square 

Trotman, W. H _- - Elizabeth City 

Thompson, L. D Hertford 

Valentine, C. B Richmond, Va. 



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WEST ROANOKE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



Vann, J. A Suffolk, Va. 

Vann, P. J - , -__Ahoskie 

Williams, A, W Ahoskie 

Winborne, A. R Aulander 

Wynn, Z. W Elizabeth City 



LIST OF LICENSED MINISTERS 



Bryant, A. H Winton 

Cherry, Lewis. _ - - - - Lewiston 

Conwell, William Cofield 

Demary, W. H - - Lewiston 

Davis, Jas. T KelforJ 

Freeman, Daniel Cofield 

Harrell, Charles Bowden 

Holley, J. W . Merry Hill 

Jones, W. L - Lewiston 

Johnson, J. J Colerain 

Johnson, Thomas Como 

Johnson, J. S Suffolk, Va. 

Jordan, A. J Ahoskie 

Liscomb, John - Merry Hill 

Liscomb, William Merry Hill 

Parker, Joseph Ahoskie 

Perry, J. L Colerain 

Robinson, L. C Como 

Rosco, William Kelford 

Sessoms, Charlie Po wellsville 

Sears, Edwin Winton 

Smith, Lamar__-_^ Roxobel 

Vaughan, W. H Winton 



WEST ROANOKE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



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CONSTITUTION 

ARTICLE 1. This body shall be known by the name of the West Roa- 
noke Missionary Baptist Association. 

ARTICLE 2. It shall be the design of this body (1) to advance the 
Kingdom of Christ among men; (2) to foster harmony among the 
churches; (3) to encourage home and foreign missions; (4) to promote 
ministerial education; (5) to aid in sustaining Waters Normal Institute, 
located at Winton, N. C. ; Bertie Academy, located at Windsor, N. C. ; Rich 
Square Academy, Rich Square, N. C. 

ARTICLE 3. This Association shall be composed of delegates con- 
nected with it. Each church shall be entitled to two delegates. All dele- 
gates must be in good standing and full fellowship in the church they 
represent; also all the ministers who are members of the churches con- 
nected with the Association and of good repute are members of the Asso- 
ciation. Other ordained ministers of the same faith and order may be- 
come members of the Association by presenting letters of dismission from 
the Association to which they formerly belonged, by paying one dollar. 
And all ministers pastoring churches belonging to the Association, and not 
holding their membership in any of the churches composing this body, who 
regularly attend this Association, shall be regarded members of the body, 
and shall be entitled to all the privileges. 

ARTICLE 4. Delegates from each church shall present a letter stating 
the condition of the church, the amount of money sent for each of the 
special objects and certifying the election and naming of the delegates. 

ARTICLE 5. The officers shall be a Moderator, Vice-Moderator, a 
Recording and Corresponding Secretary, and Treasurer. They shall hold 
their office for a term of one year, or until their successors are duly 
elected. 

ARTlIiCLE 6. It shall be the duty of the Moderator to preside dur- 
ing the deliberations of this Association, preserve order, vote in case of 
a tie, decide questions of order, sign all orders for the disbursement of 
money out of the treasury, and to perform all duties usually devolving 
upon such officer. 

ARTICLE 7. It shall be the duty of the Vice-Moderator to assume 
the duties of the Moderator in his absence. 

ARTICLE 8. It shall be the duty of the Clerk to record proceed- 
ings of each session, sign all orders legally drawn on the Treasurer, com- 
pile the minutes for publication, and distribute the same when printed 
among the churches. He shall also keep a faithful account of money 
deposited into and paid out of the Treasury. 



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WEST ROANOKE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



ARTICLE 9. It shall be the duty of the Corresponding Secretary to 
keep in correspondence with other proper bodies and persons respecting 
the objects of this Association, keeping a list of all ordained ministers and 
make report in writing at each annual session. 

ARTICLE 10. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to receive and 
hold all funds coming into the Association, and disburse the same only 
by order of the body, duly signed by the Moderator and Clerk. He shall 
make to the Association an annual report on the condition of the treasury, 
and shall be responsible for all moneys paid out illegally. 

ARTICLE 11. Any Missionary Baptist Church wishing to become a 
member of the Association shall present a petition at an annual meet- 
ing through delegates, and if admitted, shall pay an initiatory fee of $2.00, 
and being received the Moderator shall extend the right hand of fellow- 
ship to the delegates, but this Association shall not maintain fellowship 
with any church that fails to preserve Gospel order. 

ARTICLE 12. The Association shall hold its session annually at 
such time and place as it may choose, and may invite visiting brethren 
to seats and to extend to them all privileges of this body, save that of 
voting. 

ARTICLE 13. This Constitution may be amended at any annual ses- 
sion by a two-thirds vote of members. 



RULES OF ORDER 

SECTION 1. This body shall convene annually at the time and place 
of appointment. 

iSECTION 2. During each annual session it shall meet and adjourn 
from day to day at the hour fixed by the body. 

iSECTION 3. All meetings of this body shall be opened and closed 
by religious exercises. 

,SECTION 4. A majority of the members present shall constitute a 
quorum for the transaction of business. 

SECTIOiN 5. No member shall absent himself temporarily without 
consent of the Moderator, nor finally absent himself without leave of 
the body. 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Calling of the roll of churches. 

2. Reading Constitution and Rules of Order. 

3. Introductory Sermon. 



WEST ROANOKE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



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4. Appointment of Committees. 

5. Inviting' visiting brethren and corresponding messengers to iit 
with us. 

6. Receiving new churches. 

7. Receiving reports of standing committees. 

8. Receiving reports of all committees. 

9. Hearing corresponding messengers. 

10. Appointing new standing committees. 

11. Miscellaneous business. 



FINANCIAL TABLE West Roanoke Association, 1929 



CHURCHES 



Aulander 

Ashland 

Beacon Light 

Beautiful Zion 

Bethany 

Calvary 

7 Cedar Landing 

Colerain, 1st Baptist 

Elm Grove 

Harrellsville Chapel . 

Indian Wood 

Kelford, 1st Baptist 

Lincoln Grove 

Mt. Ararat 

Mt. Herman 

Moriah 

Olive 

Sinai 

Pleasant 

Branch 

Neck 



Mt. 
Mt. 
Mt. 
Mt. 

Mill 
Mill 



Menola 

Murfreesboro, 1st Baptist 
New Ahoskie 

25 Newsome Grove 

26 New Haven 

27 New Holley Grove 

28 Oxley Hill 

29|Lue!Ia 

30 1 Parkers Grove 



Petersons Grove 
Sandy Branch _ 

Sandy Point 

St. Mark 

St. Elmo 

St. Francis 

St. Matthews _ 

St. John 

St. Paul 



40| Spring Hill 

41 2nd Baptist Union 

42 Weeping Mary 

43 1st Baptist, Winton 

44 Woodville Plains 

45 Wynns Grove 

4f)|Zion Bethlehem 

47|Zion Grove 

43|Zion Hill 

49 [Jordan Grove 

50|Hillside 

51 Conconary 

52 Pleasant Plains 

53 Philippi 

54 Piney Wood Chapel 

55 Peterson Chapel 

56 Powellsville, 1st Baptist 

57 St. Luke 



3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 



3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 



3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 



3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 



.50 
2.00 
.50 



3.50 
30.00 
2.50, 



1.00 
1.00 
.50 
.50 
2.00 
.50 
.50 
.50 
.50 
.50 



2.00 
1.00 
1.00 
2.37 



14.00 



.50 
1.50 

18.00 
3.00 
.50 



2.00 
1.00 
.'0 



2.00 
.50 
.50 



2.00 
.50 



3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00| 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.001 



1.00 
.50 
.50 
.50 
.50 
.50 
.50 
.50 
.50 
.50 

2.00 
.50 
.50 

2.00| 



4.00 
l.OOl 



3.00 
1.00 



1.25 



2.64 
2.00 
31.50 
30. /"-O 
3.50 
6.00 
2.50 
20.00 
6.50 



3.00 



2.00 1.00 



3.50| 



1.50| 20.001 

l.OOl I 

1.50 
2.00 
1.50 
3.00 



19.00 
1.00 



3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.001 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 



.50 
.50 
.50 
2.00 
.50 
.50| 



.70 
10.00 



10.00 
1.00 
25.00 



5.00 



15.00 
25.00 



l.OOl 



-I 1.00 



2.00 



.50 
3.00 



4.00 
.50 



1.00 



.501 



I 



Statistical Table of the Churches Compi 



CHURCHES 



1 Aulander 

2 Ashland 

3 Beacon Light 

4 Beautiful Zion 

5 Bethany 

6 Calvary 

7 Cedar Landing 

8 Colerain, 1st Baptist 

9 Elm Grove 

10 Harrellsville Chapel 

11 Indian Wood 

12 Kelford, 1st Baptist 

13 Lincoln Grove 

14 Mt. Ararat 

15 Mt. Herman 

16 Mt. Moriah 

17 Mt. Olive 

18 Mt. Sinai 

19 Mt. Pleasant 

20 Mill Branch 

21 Mill Neck 

22 Menola 

23 Murfreesboro, 1st Baptist 

24 New Ahoskie 

25 Newsome Grove 

26 New Haven 

27 New Holley Grove I 

28 Oxley Hill | 

29|Lue3Ia I 

30 1 Parkers Grove 

31 1 Petersons Grove 

32 Sandy Branch 

33 Sandy Point 

34 St. Mark 

35 St. Elmo 

36 St. Francis 

37 St. Matthews 

38 St. John 

39 1 St. Paul 

40 Spring Hill I 

41 2nd Baptist Union | 

42 Weeping Mary 1 

43 1st Baptist, Winton ] 

44 Woodville Plains I 

45 Wynns Grove 

46jZion Bethlehem 1 

47 1 Zion Grove 1 

48|Zion Hill I 



PASTORS 



A. R. Winborne- 

D. L. Simons 

J. H. Harrell 

W. H. Doles 

W. S. Creecy 

C. M. Lewis 

J. H. Askew 

J. B. Wynns 

D. L. Simons 

H. K. Smith 

J. P. Law 

A. J. Boney 

Herbert ,Ienkins__ 
W. H. Trotman._ 

P. A. Bishop 

C. S. Brown 

W. S. Creecy___ 

J. S. Sills 

J. J. Armstrong 

J. S. Sills 

C. S. Brown 

E. M. Lewis 

G. T. Rouson 

R. H. Patterson — 



POST OFFICE 



P. A. Bishop 

Rev. A. J. Holmes- 



Aulander 

Powellsville — 

Woodland 

Lansor 

Rich Square _ 
Drum Hill — 

Hertford 

Elizabeth City 
Powellsville 
Harrellsvil'e — 
Merry Hill — 
Wilmington 

Aulander 

Elizabeth City 
Rich Square _ 

Winton 

Rich Square _ 

Ahoskie 

E'izabeth City 

Ahoskie 

Winton 

Drum Hill __ 
Murfreesboro _ 
Ahoskie 



Rich Square 
Norfolk, Va. 



A. B. Winborne- 

W. S. Creecy 

H. D. Sessoms 

P. A. Bishop 

J. P. Law 



Aulander 

Rich Square 
Powellsville 
Rich Square 
Merry Hil 



CLERl 



Charlie Wiggii 
P. G. Gaskins 
Elisha Perry _. 
Missie Sharp _ 
J. E. Hill __. 
James Arline — 
W. M. Carter . 
Jackson Hardy 
Rome Watford 
E. L. Sharrock 
James A. Halen 
Mrs. Ethel G. A 

G. D. Manly _ 
P. H. Hendrick 
Moses Porter __ 

J. W. Vann 

Wiley Jones 

I. J. Cooper __ 
C. H. Lassiter 
James I. Jenkins 
W. B. Winborne 
J. T. Vaughan 
J. B. Strayhorne 
W. J. Jenkins 
Mrs. L. J. Butl< 
Moses Porter 

H. W. Lane 
Laura Holley 
Miss S. E. Eato 
A. J. Porter - 
Medicas Riddick 
R. C. Briggs _ 
W. S. Outlaw . 



D. L. 

Davis 
W. H. 



Simons- 



W. H. 
A. J. 
J. P. 
M. C. 
J. A. 



Owens 

Cobbs 

Simons 

Earley-_. 

Lewis 

Lamb 

Brown 

Trotman_. 

Smith 

Law 

Nicholson. 

Nemo 



Powellsville 'J- C. Hubbard 

J. C. Herbert _ 
William M. Bam 
Johnnie G. Rici 



49 



50 Hillside 



Jordan Grove 



Conconary 

Pleasant Plains 

Philippi 

Piney Wood Chapel 

Pelerson Chapel 

Powellsville, 1st Baptist 

St. Luke 

Pleasant Oak 



J. F. 
J. P. 
W. C. 

c. s. 



Cooper 

Law 

Somerville. 

Brown 

Creecy 

Privot 

Holmes 

Lane 

Brinkley 



Powellsville 

Jamesville 

Aulander 

Suffo:k, Va. _ 
Powel'sville __ 

Lewiston 

Drum Hill 

Weeksville 

Winton 

E izabeth City 

Hobbsville 

Merry Hill __ 

Enfield 

Greenville 



Daniel Roulhac 
Haywood Ruffin 
W. C. Askew _. 
John Watson __. 
J. R. Weaver _ 
John D. Barnes 
W. M. White . 
L. C. Hubbard I 
R. L. Han.y - 
W. M. Johnson 



Quitsna Kr:;nk Smallwooc 

Aulander !E:iward Anderso 

Raleigh 'A. H. Britt — 

V/inton [James H. Sears 

Rich Square W. E. Bennett I 

Edenton [R. D. Williams. 

Norfolk, Va. IR. T. Bass 

Mackeys |H. E. Cooper -j 

Portsmouth, Va. J. W. Grj^y j 



n jg the West Roanoke Association, 1929 



POST OFFICE 



Aulander 

Merry Hill - 

Windsor 

Lewiston 

Powellsville . 

Ahoskie 

Windsor 

Merry Hill -. 

Colerain 

Cofield 

lerry Hill -. 

Keliord 

Cofield 

Aulander 

Woodland __. 

Winton 

Lewiston 

Joykins, Va. 
Harrellsvilie 

Aulander 

Como 

Woodland __ 
Murfreesboro 

Ahoskie 

Ahoskie 

Ahoskie 

Colerain 

Merry Hill . 

Kelford 

Murfreesboro 

Windsor 

Keiford 

Windsor 

Windsor 



DELEGATES 



G. W. Rallar 

Allen Cobb, P. G. Gaskins 

Perry Gilm 

WilHam Snruill 

J. E. Hill 

C. J. Matigette, Willie HiM 

R. B. Speller, W. P. Speller 

M. P. Etheridge, E. L. Bachous—- 

George Williams 

Turner Askew, J. Askew 

J. P. Law 

V. R. Lassiter, Rev. Jas. T. Davis. 

H. M. Jones 

A. W. Cherry 

P. A. Bishop 

J. W. Vann, D. C. Jenkins 

George J. Walton, Thomas Jordan- 
W. H. Stephens, Frank Uquhart 

D. S. Lassiter 

Edward Tay'or, Jarvis Jenkins 

I. T. Riddick, T. E. Myrick 

Charles Jenkins 

Willie Whee'er, J. B. Strayborne. 
Rev. Clarence Jenkins 



D. W. Watford, D. L. Watford. 

N. D. Holley, Henry Bass 

T. D. Copeland, J. Eaton 

R. Davis, W. E. Britt 



W. C. Eason, Hfenry Bishop- 



Windsor 
Aulander 



James Byrd 

[. W. Jenkins. 



4] 175 



1 
1 

3- 
2 
2 
1 

2—4 

2—4 



91 
501 

83 
180 
464 
131 
1200 
147 
326 
171 
790 
221 

42 
350 



431 
967 
538 
488 
283 
525 
180 



465 185 
500 300 



54 



Woodard 

Lewiston 

Aulander 

vVoodviile 

Winton 

Lewiston 

Colerain 

Windsor 

Aulander 

Colerain 



i. W. Jenkins 

D. W. Earley 

Milton Lassiter, J. L. Dukes-- 

P. W. Watson 

H. Reynolds, D. E. Weaver. 
Dorsev Sharp, Thomas Watson- 
W. M. White, F. K. Watford. 
J. P. Law 



W. M. Johnson, Y. T. White. 



500 



350 



650 



76 



45 



Quitsna 

Aulauacr _ 
Ahoskie __. 
Cofield 
Pov/ellsville 
Merry Hill 
Powellsville 
Colerain 
Windsor 



Rev. J. E. Cooper 

Paul Lewter 

So.omon Keene 

Turner Dar ien, G. Garriette 

W. E. Bennette, J. 0. Morris. 

M. C. C.emens 

Willie Sessoms, C. S. Wynns. 
George Hol'.ev, W. P. Smith-.. 
H. A. Brinkley 



15 

47 
393 
279 
238 
175 
155 
75 
45 
7174 



16 
53 
394 
330 
623 
230 
185 
75 
55 
8595 



31 
100| 
787 
609 
861 
405 
341 
150 
ICO 
15769 



23 

50 
125 
115 
257 
130 
123 

50 

30 
39921652 



16 1 
104 49 



3 

70: 141 




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